The White Wolf
The White Wolf
and Other Fireside Tales
Miracle of the White Wolf.Sindbad On Burrator.Victor.The Capture of the Burgomeister Van Der Werf.King O' Prussia.The Man Who Could Have Told.The Cellars of Rueda.The Haunted Yacht.Parson Jack's Fortune.The Burglary Club.Concerning St. John of Jerusalem.Cox _versus_ Pretyman.The Bridals of Ysselmonde.England!John and the Ghosts.Three Photographs.The Talking Ships.The Keepers of the Lamp.Two Boys.The Senior Fellow.Ballast.
d himself well. For this the most of the wooers had fresh horses, and I drew a long breath when, at the close of the third course, my master, with two others, remained in the lists. For it had been announced to us that the last courses should be ridden on the morrow. But now Sir Borre behaved very treacherously, for perceiving (as I am sure) that the horse Holgar was overwearied and panting, he gave word that the sport should not be stayed. More by grace of Heaven it was than by force of riding that Ebbe unhorsed his next man, a knight's son from Smalling; but in the last course, which he rode against Olaf of Trolle, who had stood a bye, his good honest beast came to the tilt-cloth with knees trembling, and at a touch rolled over, though between the two lances (I will swear) there was nothing to choose. I was quick to pick up my dear lad; but he would have none of my comfort, and limped away from the lists as one who had borne himself shamefully. Yea, and my own heart was hot as I led Holgar back to stable, w