By Eva March Tappan
This early paintings via Eva March Tappan used to be initially released in 1901 and we're now republishing it with a new introductory biography. 'In the times of William the Conqueror' is a tutorial kid's ebook that info the real occasions within the lifetime of essentially the most influential figures in eu background. Eva March Tappan used to be born on twenty sixth December 1854, in Blackstone, Massachusetts, usa. Tappan begun her literary profession writing approximately recognized characters from heritage in works comparable to 'In the times of William the Conqueror' (1901), and 'In the times of Queen Elizabeth' (1902). She then built an curiosity in kid's books, writing her personal and publishing collections of vintage stories.
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There would be rebellion and insurrection. It might be that the duke would lose his favorite castle. So it was that the earliest memories of the little William were of being carried hurriedly from castle to cottage or from cottage to castle. He would hear the din of armor and the clashing of swords and spears. " "Yes," his mother would say. "Then I hope he will kill a great many, and kill them very soon, so that he will come back to see us," the little boy would answer wistfully. When the duke was on the return, his little son would listen for the first hoof-beats of his horse, and even if it was in the night, he would awake and call out joyfully:— "Did you kill many men, father?
I'm not enough of a wizard to give you a castle, my lord," said Ermenoldus; "and yet, there's more than one way," he half whispered. Count Robert did not hear the whisper, for he had turned again to the narrow window. "If those girls are as pretty as they are graceful and merry," he said, "they would be well worth seeing. Ermenoldus, will you call some one to get my horse? " "You think too highly of the little that I have learned," said Ermenoldus. "I'm not sure, though," said the count laughing, "but you are in league with the fiend himself and know all that there is to be known.
It seemed best that she should remain for a while in her father's house. Those were stormy times, and until Robert's position was perfectly established, she would be more safe from secret foes in the humbler home of her parents than in the castle itself, with all its mighty walls and its store of weapons. He had lost one upon whom he had been more than a little inclined to rely—the "wizard" Ermenoldus—and in a way to make him feel the loss the more keenly. Ermenoldus had accused certain nobles of being unfaithful to Robert.