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Summary of the Book 'A Knight Of The White Cross':
A Knight Of The White Cross by G A Henty. Orders were given to the rowers to quicken their pace and in little over an hour they were alongside the hull. As soon as the vessels were close enough for those on the poop of the galley to look down on to the deck of the other craft it was seen that Ralph s suppositions were correct. Two bodies lay stretched upon it. One was crushed under the fallen mast the other lay huddled up in a heap a cannon ball having almost torn him asunder. The knights leapt on to the deck as soon as the galley ran alongside. Gervaise made first for the man lying beneath the mast as he came up to him the sailor opened his eyes and murmured Water.
Excerpts from the Book 'A Knight Of The White Cross':
... defences, held with the greatest bravery, can be carried by generals with immense armies, and careless how they sacrifice them so that they ... ... the oar. The slaves were more cheerful now. As there was no work to do at present, they were allowed to talk, and an occasional laugh was heard, ... ... at once lighted the torches they carried, when he proceeded to go through the roll, and found that the muster was complete. Many of the knights ... ... to your slaves, but be ever watchful yet this I need not tell you. Maintain a strict but not over severe discipline. You are all knights and ... ... and that of the slaves in most other galleys will be so marked that the admiral may consider it would be well to order awnings to be fixed ... ... the coast, and as we pass you can come down to the water's edge and signal to us to take you off. Now you had better disguise yourself, so as ... ... a short distance away, and then Gervaise rowed up to the head of the inlet, followed by the other three ships. They found that eleven of the ... ... on the coast of Italy of the danger that threatened them, and in order that some war galleys might be despatched by Genoa to meet the corsair ... ... comfort, and will be all the more active after this little affair besides, people in these islands have got so scared that one can't get within ... ... the Turks threaten Europe, and are even now preparing to capture Rhodes but this is no question of religion. The Turks are warlike and ambitious ... ... of metal. He placed them in his girdle, saying, I shall have time to count them when I get back. Gervaise sheathed his sword, and put on ... ... round this were the marquees of the other commanders, while the encampments of the troops stretched far away along the upper slopes of ... ... out of the way of the fire ship as it drives down against her. At the last moment you will take to your boats and row back here. We will protect ... ... the ditch was diminishing instead of increasing in bulk, and at length it became so evident that the garrison were in some way removing the ... ... the king and his subjects and a monarch would be a king indeed were he able to rule without their constant dictation, and undisturbed by their ... ... them were the Duke of Somerset, the Grand Prior of the Order of St. John, Sir Humphrey Audely, Sir Gervis of Clifton, Sir William Gainsby, Sir ... ... house of the langue of Auvergne, to which D'Aubusson belonged. It was a larger and more stately pile than that of the English langue, but the ... ... this deck, and that below it, was used by the knights in common. In the upper cabin they took their meals, and a third of their number slept ... ... Look, Gervaise, there is something black showing just above the water. I see it. I think it is a line of timbers. There were certainly ... ... you have spent in acquiring it may prove of much greater advantage to you in your career than if you had occupied it in performing even the most ...