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A Thane Of Wessex

Auhtor: Charles Whistler

Language: english

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Review by Bob Tobias, October 2008


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Thane Of Wessex':

... hill, thinking him slain. But men had seen him remount and ride on, And Osric bid me, and all of us who seek him, pray Heregar-if Heregar it be- ...
... dawning I think, I awoke, shivering, and with a great untellable fear on me, and saw a tall, gray figure standing by my couch. And I looked, and ...
... till we came to the great abbey. It was not so great then as now, nor is it now as it will be, for ever have pious hands built so that those who ...
... Never saw I bishop before. Still, I knew that they were blessed with visions but that live saints should sit below their seat, I dreamt ...
... heathen. Then all the thanes shouted that they would not be behind in the matter and so their cool Saxon blood was fired to that white rage ...
... Tell me, Thanes both, if it will be well to give Heregar the place whereto men shall rally in need? Aye, surely, they said. We know he ...
... the creek, Elgar making them fast so that they would rise as the water rose. Then he said he would swim back, and if he could manage it would raise ...
... so he passed. And the old crone, Gundred, came out of the shadows, and sat on her bundle of sticks and looked at me, and she too bade me be up and ...
... as one might count, either slain or maimed. Now on this matter I heard Wislac speak to Aldhelm, who sat facing him, and holding his aching head ...
... but I know I smote flatwise once or twice myself in the heat of fight, so doubtless it was so with others, else would Aldhelm have been in halves ...
... putting his hand on those great parchments with the seals. One of these he took and gave to Aldhelm. This is to your father, confirming his ...
... Parret the Danes came not again. And to tell of all those fights were too long, or of how Wislac and Aldhelm would ever fight beside me as of ...
... these charges are true, noble Eanulf nor know I why they are brought against me, or by whom. Let them speak-there are those here who will answer for ...
... and try my helm on his head, laughing when it covered his eyes, and I had almost bade him come to my hall at Cannington and there try the little weapons ...
... to do again. At last I stopped, and then he made haste to compose himself. Master, he said, forgive me. But if you were Grendel, as I think ...
... suddenly, as I traced the course that I had laid out in my mind, going over the hunts of the old days, when I rode beside my father and since, I ...
... the smoke, as I could see, away to the other hills, westward. But the town was gone-only a smoke was left for all there was for me to look down on, ...
... such as that. For while he has, and loves those, wrong will he do to none. It was Alswythe who bade me go at last, not for her own sake, but ...
... sharply at me, twitching his sleeve away, and I saw that there was to be no more concealment so I dropped the tippet and let him see who I was, ...
... on no line of glancing armour that I longed for, and Wulfhere growled to himself as he went. I would have asked him many questions, but would not ...