Crucible Island: A Romance, an Adventure and an Experiment (Classic Reprint)

Crucible Island: A Romance, an Adventure and an Experiment (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from Crucible Island: A Romance, an Adventure and an Experiment"Bring in the prisoner."The speaker, a man of about thirty, dressed in a simple suit of black, was seated at a table littered with papers, evidently of an official character. Near him sat an elderly man in the uniform of an offic...

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Excerpt from Crucible Island: A Romance, an Adventure and an Experiment

“Bring in the prisoner.”

The speaker, a man of about thirty, dressed in a simple suit of black, was seated at a table littered with papers, evidently of an official character. Near him sat an elderly man in the uniform of an officer of high rank, his breast glittering with decorations. The latter’s attitude was that of a counsellor to a very eminent superior.

“Your Highness, may I advise caution in this interview? This man is dangerous.”

“Restrain your solicitude. Count. Why should I fear an unarmed man, a prisoner and manacled?”

“As Your Highness wishes, of course. But men of this stamp are desperate. They use their very chains at times as weapons; and how do you know but one of his guards may not be of the same secret fellowship, ready to supply…”

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Publication Year: 2015
ISBN: 1331195616
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