The Deluge

The Deluge
An Historical Novel of Poland, Sweden, and Russia

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The Deluge by Henryk Sienkiewicz

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1898

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The Deluge
An Historical Novel of Poland, Sweden, and Russia

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A sequel to 'With Fire and Sword.'

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ey will throw the blame on you I doubt not, especially when it appears that Sadovich is right."

"How right? Sadovich speaks for those monks as if he were hired by them. What does he say?"

"He says that these shots will be heard through the whole country, from the Carpathians to the Baltic."

"Let the king command in such case to tear the skin from Count Veyhard and send it as an offering to the cloister; for he it is who instigated to this siege."

Here Miller seized his head.

"But it is necessary to finish at a blow. It seems to me, something tells me, that in the night they will send some one to negotiate; meanwhile fire after fire!"

The day passed then as the day previous, full of thunder, smoke, and flames. Many such were to pass yet over Yasna Gora. But the defenders quenched the conflagrations and cannonaded no less bravely. One half the soldiers went to rest, the other half were on the walls at the guns.

The people began to grow accustomed to the unbroken

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This is apparently the second volume, although there is no notice to this effect. I asked someone familiar with the whole trilogy whether this was supposed to begin in the middle of a siege and was told this was NOT the beginning of the book. Nevertheless, while I have quite a bit to read, it works this way and is more interesting than With Fire and Sword, which often dragged.
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