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Kingston Release Date: May 15, 2007 [EBook #21460] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE FERRYMAN OF BRILL *** Produced by Nick Hodson of London, England The Ferryman of Brill, and other stories, by William H G Kingston. ________________________________________________________________________ Chapters 1 to 4 constitute -The Ferryman of Brill-, while the other seven chapters are short stories on their own.
All these stories had previously appeared in early volumes of -The Quiver-.
They were collected and published by Cassell’s, who were not Kingston’s usual publishers, and the book came out in the year of Kingston’s death. ________________________________________________________________________ THE FERRYMAN OF BRILL, AND OTHER STORIES, BY WILLIAM H G KINGSTON. CHAPTER ONE. THE PROTESTANT LOVERS--A RIVAL--DIEDRICH FINDS HIS FOOTSTEPS DOGGED-FINDS A FRIEND IN THE FERRYMAN--THREATENED WITH THE INQUISITION--FLIES TO SEA. Not far from the broad and slow-flowing river Meuse stands the town of Brill.
Flanders, in which it is found, formed at the period to which we refer a province of the dominions belonging to Philip of Spain.
It was ruled with no very paternal hand by the Duke of Alva, who resided chiefly at Brussels.
He had been employed for several years in burning, hanging, drowning, and cutting off the heads of his loving subjects, and torturing them in a variety of ways, in order to make them dutiful children of the Church of Rome, and of his master, Philip.
Not with great success, for they sti...

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