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Sir Mortimer

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Author: Mary Johnston
Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 68,732 / 198 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,045
Added to site: 2004.11.16
mnybks.net#: 9425
Origin: gutenberg.org

Romance of England in Queen Elizabeth's time and of expeditions against the Spaniards in the new world.

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n of great promise, a smooth, dark, melancholy beauty, and a pretty taste in dress. In his hands was a gittern which had been hanging on the wall above him, and he played upon it, softly, a sweet and plaintive air.

In upon these four burst Baldry, who, not finding the Paul's man and trader in rapiers, drew himself up sharply. Sir Mortimer came forward and made him a low bow, which he, not to be outdone in courtesy, any more than in weightier matters, returned in his own manner, fierce and arrogant as that of a Spanish conquistador.

"Captain Robert Baldry, I trusted that you would return," said Ferne. "And now, since you are no longer guest of mine, we will resume our talk of Fayal in the Azores. Your gossips lied, sir; and he who, not staying to examine a quarrel, becomes a repeater of lies, may chance upon a summer day, in a tavern such as this, to be called a liar. My cartel, sir!"

He flung his glove, which scarce had felt the floor before the other snatched it up. "God's death! you sha

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