The Lion's Skin

The Lion's Skin

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The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini

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1911

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The Lion's Skin

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thing, that you should have waited thirty years."

Sir Richard's fingers stirred the papers before him in an idle, absent manner. Into his brooding eyes there leapt the glitter to be seen in the eyes of the fevered of body or of mind.

"Vengeance," said he slowly, "is a dish best relished when 'tis eaten cold." He paused an instant; then continued: "I might have crossed to England at the time, and slain him. Should that have satisfied me? What is death but peace and rest?"

"There is a hell, we are told," Mr. Caryll reminded him.

"Ay," was the answer, "we are told. But I dursn't risk its being false where Ostermore is concerned. So I preferred to wait until I could brew him such a cup of bitterness as no man ever drank ere he was glad to die." In a quieter, retrospective voice he continued: "Had we prevailed in the '15, I might have found a way to punish him that had been worthy of the crime that calls for it. We did not prevail. Moreover, I was taken, and transported.

"What t

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An ok adventure / romance, centered around a scheme to prove an English lord's Jacobite political leanings for the purpose of revenge. The evil young lord Ostermore and his mother add enough interest to rescue this book. Three stars, but there are better Sabatini books on this site.
A nice story of traditional romance where good triumphs over evil and the champion gets the girl and comes out on top
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