The Swedish Cavalier

By Leo Perutz

While a thief fleeing the gallows and a nobleman, either down on their good fortune, go paths sooner or later, the thief kills the nobleman and assumes his id, without end suffering to stick one step sooner than publicity.

Show description

Quick preview of The Swedish Cavalier PDF

Best Literature books

The Roman Tales (Library of Lost Books)

A modern selection of tales by means of certainly one of France’s most interesting writers. respected by way of key literary figures together with as Balzac and Mérimée, Stendhal is healthier identified for his novels, yet his shorter works have been simply as strong. during this fresh translation, Susan Ashe brings his maximum Italian tales to the fashionable reader, while staying real to Stendhal’s variety and brilliance.

The Sagas of Icelanders: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

A distinct physique of medieval literature, the Sagas rank with the world's maximum literary treasures--as epic as Homer, as deep in tragedy as Sophocles, as engagingly human as Shakespeare. Set round the flip of the final millennium, those tales depict with an astonishingly sleek realism the lives and deeds of the Norse women and men who first settled Iceland and in their descendants, who ventured extra west--to Greenland and, eventually, the coast of North the US itself.

The Dreams

In his ultimate years, Egyptian Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz distilled his storyteller's artwork to its so much crucial point. Written with the compression and tool of desires, those poetic vignettes, initially amassed in books, The desires and goals of Departure, right here mixed in a single quantity for the 1st time.

J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment

A close paintings of reference and scholarship, this one quantity Encyclopedia contains discussions of the entire basic concerns in Tolkien scholarship written by means of the top students within the box. insurance not just provides the latest scholarship on J. R. R. Tolkien, but additionally introduces and explores the writer and scholar's existence and paintings inside of their ancient and cultural contexts.

Extra resources for The Swedish Cavalier

Show sample text content

He heard them name. “Halt or I fireplace! ” yet he paid no heed. He had already grew to become the nook and was once operating for his existence whilst he heard extra voices sooner than him. That stopped him in his tracks. “Where am i able to disguise? ” he gasped. “Where? ” on the subject of the place he used to be status the snow were shovelled jointly right into a mound. He flung himself down, burrowed his manner into it, and lay there till the dragoons had passed by. “Where can the man be? ” he heard them shouting. “Has the satan carried him off? ” eventually, whilst all used to be quiet back, he carefully raised his head.

Along with, 5 are already too many in terms of sharing. ” respiring seriously, for each observe used to be an attempt, he lapsed into silence. Wryneck, encouraged through his speak of sharing, have been smitten with an idea and couldn’t maintain it to himself. “I understand of a prosperous farmer no longer faraway from here,” he all started. “He has lots of hams in his larder, and eggs and dripping, and wine in his cellar, and chests filled with coin. ” “No,” acknowledged the thief, feverishly turning on his different facet. “I’ve no desire to holiday open farmers’ chests and closets or burn and plunder villages.

A guy can die for his king to boot at the gallows as within the box. The musketeers might be right here in the hour. you recognize your self what the final result may be. ” Tornefeld buried his face in his palms and groaned. “Friend,” he stated softly, “I’ll let you know the reality: my braveness leaves a lot to be wanted. i need to save lots of my life–I’m devilish frightened of dying and eternity. right here, take it. ” He reached within his coat and produced the arcanum, which proved to be a published booklet. The thief took it from him with either arms and held it tight for worry he may take it again.

Inform your company that Baron von Saltza resembles the basil in a herb backyard: deal with it approximately, and it stinks just like the deuce and makes the eyes shrewdpermanent; stroke it lightly, and it provides off a scrumptious smell. ” “I’ll harp on that each day,” the bailiff promised. “Make it one hundred ten guilders, Your Excellency: 80 for my business enterprise and thirty for me. I’ve regularly been Your Excellency’s devoted servant–I’ve continually had Your Excellency’s pursuits at middle. ” “Twenty for you, that’s fairly enough,” stated Fork-Beard, whose temper looked as if it would have passed through a surprising switch for the higher.

She were so just about him! not anything may banish her nocturnal picture from his mind’s eye. Hadn’t she enjoyed him and lived with him for seven lengthy years? Mightn’t that love be robust adequate to forgive what he had performed that allows you to win her? He had deceived her and lied to her, but when he now instructed her everything–if he advised her the way it had all started and the way his completely happy contentment had resulted in utter misery–mightn’t he wish for forgiveness and a notice of comfort? but when she shrank from the brand-mark on his brow–if she condemned and rejected him, what then?

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.73 of 5 – based on 39 votes