Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 150,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

The Sentimental Vikings

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1897
Language: English
Wordcount: 29,907 / 85 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 636
Added to site: 2010.05.03
mnybks.net#: 27592
Origin: gutenberg.org

A picturesque but sombre story, though very readable.

Show Excerpt

the maiden shivered and crept closer, and I put my great skin-cloak around her.

So we sat and waited; and the moon sailed grandly overhead throwing flakes of white on the dancing water to seaward; and save for the lapping of water and occasional sounds from the fore-deck, there was stillness--out of which an owl cried, thrice, with its long, strange, mournful note, and then ceased; leaving the silence more silent.

Then, suddenly, from out the darkness, seemingly miles away, there rose, and rose, and hung on the air, and slowly died away, a great cry in a man's voice. Then there was silence once more for a moment. And now began a confused dull rabble of sound that I knew well enough; with a skin-moving swish in it like the whetting of knives. And there were far sounds of voices, and sometimes a curious hollow drubbing, like a hammer on the side of a ship; this, I could tell, was the sound of my Lord Snore's great axe as it beat on the door, and when it ceased presently I knew that the door was d

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 150,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Paul Ian Cross
Paul Ian Cross has always enjoyed creative writing, but pursued a career in the sciences. After the birth of his nephew, Hayden, Cross however felt inspired to start sharing his stories with the world, inspiring and captivating the imaginations of young kids everywhere. His work in science gives Cross a lot of ideas and Engella is no exception. The book follows a girl who travels through space-time and as readers have been begging for more, Cross is working on sequels. As our Author of The Day, he tells us all about it.
Read full interview...