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The Lady of Loyalty House

A Novel

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Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 56,988 / 171 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.3
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 411
Added to site: 2009.01.30 23291

A sparkling romance of Puritan and Cavalier days at the outbreak of the great Civil War in England, 1692. Love makes its way through all barriers of faction and strife, as the story reveals. The incidental characters are novel and amusing, and give telling effect to a series of cleverly contrived and brilliant episodes.

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d to the ready hand. But Master Halfman, for his part volubly indistinct and without seeming to interrogate at all, was soon in possession of every item of information concerning the country-side that was of the least likelihood to serve him. He learned, for instance, what he had indeed guessed, that the simple country-folk knew little and cared little for the quarrel that was brewing over their heads, and had little idea of what the consequences might be to them and theirs. He learned that the local gentry were, for the most part, lukewarm politicians; that Peter Rainham and Paul Hungerford were keeping themselves very much to themselves, and being a brace of skinflints were fearing chiefly for their money-bags; while Sir Blaise Mickleton, who had been credited with the intention of riding to join his Majesty at Shrewsbury, had suddenly taken to his bed sick of a strange distemper which declared itself in no outward form, but absolutely forbade its victim to take violent action of any kind. He learned that t



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