put upon his mother that day
at London on the preceding July.
So vicious was his onslaught that the poorly armed and unprotected
burghers, unused to the stern game of war, fell like sheep before the
iron men on their iron shod horses. The long lances, the heavy maces,
the six-bladed battle axes, and the well-tempered swords of the knights
played havoc among them, so that the rout was complete; but, not content
with victory, Prince Edward must glut his vengeance, and so he pursued
the citizens for miles, butchering great numbers of them, while many
more were drowned in attempting to escape across the Ouse.
The left wing of the royalist army, under the King of the Romans and his
gallant son, was not so fortunate, for they met a determined resistance
at the hands of Henry de Montfort.
The central divisions of the two armies seemed well matched also, and
thus the battle continued throughout the day, the greatest advantage
appearing to lie with the King's troops. Had Edward not gone so far
afield in pursuit of the Londoners, the victory might easily have been
on the side of the royalists early in the day, but by thus eliminating
his division after defeating a part of De Montfort's army, it was as
though neither of these two forces had been engaged.
The wily Simon de Montfort had attempted a little ruse which centered
the fighting for a time upon the crest of one of the hills. He had
caused his car to be placed there, with the tents and luggage of many of
his leaders, under a small guard, so that the banners there displayed,
together with the car, led the King of the Romans to believe that the
Earl himself lay there, for Simon de Montfort had but a month or so
before suffered an injury to his hip when his horse fell with him, and
the royalists were not aware that he had recovered sufficiently to again
mount a horse.
And so it was that the forces under the King of the Romans pushed back
the men of Henry de Montfort, and ever and ever closer to the car came
the royalists until they were able to fall upon it, crying out insults
against the old Earl and commanding him to come forth. And when they had
killed the occupants of the car, they found that Simon de Montfort
was not among them, but instead he had fastened there three important
citizens of London, old men and influential, who had opposed him, and
aided and abetted the King.
So great was the wrath
I thought I must be dead, and I was afraid to look, for fear that I should see nothing but blackness about me.Page 12
Instantly as though with implicit confidence in my ability to save her, she leaped over the side of the tug onto the sloping, slippery side of the U-boat.Page 13
"How you goin' to run her?" queried Olson.Page 14
Questioning the Germans, I found that all except the commander were willing to resume their posts and aid in bringing the vessel into an English port.Page 26
and made for the bow compartment where the torpedo-tubes are built into the boat; here, too, were the torpedoes.Page 30
Presently the main deck came into view, and then the conning-tower opened behind me, and I turned to look into the anxious face of Bradley.Page 32
It must have been about two bells of the afternoon watch that Bradley called my attention to the branch of a tree, with leaves upon it, floating on the sea.Page 52
With a single flip of the tip it sent poor Nobs sailing through the air a hundred feet above the ground, straight back into the clump of acacias from which the.Page 64
" Low and sweet and tender came the answer: "I love you beyond all conception.Page 67
At once I was all excitement, for I knew that it was a sign left by Lys that she had been carried this way; it was a tiny bit torn from the hem of the undergarment that she wore in lieu of the night-robes she had lost with the sinking of the liner.Page 69
As I crushed her to me, there rose from the black night behind us and then to our right and to our.Page 73
He looked at me in surprise.Page 76
Of course I did not take in all these details upon the instant of my capture, for I was busy with other matters.Page 77
Before they were ready to attack me again, one of them spoke in a commanding tone to his fellows, and in a language similar but still more comprehensive than that of the tribe to the south, as theirs was more complete than Ahm's.Page 80
To-jo will kill you tonight.Page 81
I was to escort her as far as the country of the Kro-lu and then I was to go back after my own people and lead them north into a land where the dangers were fewer and the people less murderous.Page 82
For a week--a week filled with the terrors and dangers of a primeval world--I pushed on in the direction I thought was south.Page 85
It was Kho of the tribe of Tsa, the hatchet-men.