The Battle of the Strong - Complete A Romance of Two Kingdoms by Gilbert Parker Excerpt: ...in the Hardi Biaou, and saw him safely into the hands of an escort from Detricand. CHAPTER XLII Three days later there was opened in one of the chambers of the Emperor's palace at Vienna a Congress of four nations-Prussia, Russia, Austria, and Sardinia. Detricand's labours had achieved this result at last. Grandjon-Larisse, his old enemy in battle, now his...
Northern Lights, Complete by Gilbert Parker Excerpt: ...bright with the brightness of vitality and content. Even the old man at the window of this lonely house, in a great lonely stretch of country, with the cedar hills behind it, had a living force which defied his seventy odd years, though the light in his face was hard and his voice was harder still. Under the shelter of the foothills, cold as the day was, his cattle were feeding in the open,...