For Faith and Fatherland
by Mary Bramston (9781150441707)

For Faith and Fatherland
Mary Bramston
Release Date: 20 December 2009
Format: Paperback
Pages: 58
ISBN: 9781150441707
ISBN-10: 1150441704

General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1876 Original Publisher: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: CHAPTER VIII. WEEK or two after Klaus Hasselaer's arrival at the Dyke Farm, Adrian Evertzoon rode over from Leyden with a companion, whom he introduced to his uncle in these words: "It is Dirk Jonas, uncle. He is altogether worn out with what he has been through at Antwerp, and I thought I might bring him here to recover himself, on the chance of your taking him in." " Antwerp ?" said Van Linders, inquiringly. " Ay, you have heard, of course ?" "No, only a vague rumour. The Prince went to Middleburg on Monday with Brunynck, and I have heard nothing since." Adrian drew his uncle away, out of ear-shot of the youth, who still remained sitting on his horse at the door, and spoke below his breath. "He escaped from Antwerp with his life only, I can hardly find out how. His father was murdered; those Spanish devils got possession of the town and have hardly left a soul alive. He is quite stupefied, poor fellow, and I am afraid of his wits going if some one does not see after him. It is cool of me to ask it, but you know what the Jonases were to me at Leyden ? " Adrian almost broke down as he spoke. " Certainly, certainly, my lad," said Van Linders; " but tell me about this. What have you heard of Antwerp from him ? " "Nothing from him," said Adrian, "but much from his father's partner, Hendrick Oster, who brought him out. I never heard a more awful tale. Spanish Furies we have had before, but never such a Fury as this." And Adrian described rapidly in a low voice how the Spaniards, who had already taken the citadel of Antwerp, had at ...

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