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The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 27, March 1893

An Illustrated Monthly

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1893
Language: English
Wordcount: 49,118 / 147 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.8
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 2,796
Added to site: 2009.10.10 25520

uosity which nearly gained him a certain victory; but Ruy Lopez, recalled to himself by this vigorous effort, defended himself bravely. The game became more and more complicated. The Bishop strove to gain a mate which he saw, or believed he saw, at hand, whilst Don Gusman played with the eagerness of certain victory. Everything was forgotten, and time passed unnoticed. The chess-board was their universe, and a life of anxiety was in each move.

The minutes, the quarters, the half-hours flew by, and the fatal hour arrived at last.

A distant sound struck on their ears; it grew nearer, it increased, and the door swinging open gave admittance to Calavar and his assistants, who advanced into the cell with torches in their hands. They were armed with swords, and two of them bore the block, covered with a black cloth, on which lay an axe.


The torches were placed in the receptacle prepared for them, whilst one of the men scattered



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