The Perils of Greatness Carl Gustav Nieritz

ISBN: 9781230363516

Published: September 12th 2013

Paperback

38 pages


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The Perils of Greatness  by  Carl Gustav Nieritz

The Perils of Greatness by Carl Gustav Nieritz
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 38 pages | ISBN: 9781230363516 | 10.59 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. One night,MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher.

Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. One night, a few years before the last-mentioned important event, Menzikoff remembered, as he was on the point of falling asleep, that he had omitted to send off an imperial order, the execution of which was of absolute importance. He immediately pulled the bell-rope by his bedside, to call the servant who watched in the antechamber.

He rang several times, but no one appeared. Enraged at this carelessness, the Prince rose from his bed and gently opened the door into the antechamber. There he saw the servant who had the night watch, sitting at a little table writing, with his back towards him. He may have fallen asleep over this employment, and have been awakened by the sound of the bell, although from drowsiness he could not perceive the real cause of his awakening.

Only in this way was his non-appearance explainable. Suspicion was, however, aroused in MenzikofFs evil-thinking soul. What things of such importance can he have to write that he pays no attention to my repeated call? Perhaps a traitor, who reports all that takes place in my house to my enemies V He crept on tiptoe behind his servants back, who continued busily writing. Ha! what is this 1 he cried, suddenly, as looking over the young mans shoulder he saw his own name just then written. The servant sprang from his seat, terribly frightened. So terrified was he, he did not at the moment know whether to fall down at his masters feet, or to run from his anger- meanwhile his trembling lips strove in vain to stammer an excuse.

So I have caught you in the act, villain! said Menzikoff, taking possession of the writing, from which he hoped to discover the whole treachery. He ran over the paper with eager eyes. As he read, however, his face brightened, while the...



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