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The Nest of the Sparrowhawk

A Romance of the XVIIth Century

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Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 93,258 / 279 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.9
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,681
Added to site: 2005.12.27 12263

A love-romance of the Protectorate -- an exciting melodrama with a historical background.

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Firstly," he began solemnly, "there's an heiress! secondly our master--poor as a church mouse--thirdly a young scholar--secretary, they call him, though he writes no letters, and is all day absorbed in his studies ... Well, mistress," he concluded, turning a triumphant gaze on her, "tell me, prithee, what happens?"

"What happens, Master Hymn-of-Praise? ... I do not understand. What does happen?"

"I'll tell thee," he replied sententiously, "when I have found out; but mark my words, mistress, there's something going on in this house ... Hush! not a word to that young jackanapes," he added as a distant clatter of pewter mugs announced the approach of Master Courage. "Watch with me, mistress, thou'lt perceive something. And when I have found out, 'twill be the beginning of our fortunes."

Once more he placed a warning finger on his lips; once more he gave Mistress Charity a knowing wink, and her wrist an admonitory pressure, then he resumed his staid and severe manner, his saintly mien and somewhat nasal

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****

A story of horrific crime, justice, and ultimately true romance. Well written and keeps your interest.



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