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The Signet of King Solomon (302 Pgs)

The Signet of King Solomon (302 Pgs)

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the same time, with a

powerful movement, he shook

the colonel off, and sent him

staggering for some

paces from where he stood.

"

Touch not this

poor

maiden

again," he said, in a

grave and severe

tone ;

"

she is now under

my protection. I do not

desire to know the motives of

you conduct, or

by

what

deception you have obtained

possession of

her

person. I shall

immediately restore her to her

friends."

"

No, by the heavens !

you shall

not," roared the

colonel, beside himself with

anger ; and backed

by

his three

friends, he rushed toward the

general.

At this moment

Major HENRY threw himself be

tween them, and, presenting a revolver toward the

advancing party, exclaimed :

"

Not another

step, at

your peril !

"

"

What !

"

howled the

enraged colonel, recoiling

before the

deadly instrument,

"

do

you brave and

insult me in

my own house ?

"

"True," rejoined the

major, sternly, "it is

your

own house ; but vice and crime have no

rights in

any place, wr

hile

honor, virtue, and

justice are

privi

leged to enter

everywhere, and should be welcome

and

permanent dwellers in

every human habita

tion. Providence

undoubtedly sent us to

prevent

the execution of

your wicked

designs, and rescue

this

poor girl."

The colonel and his

helpers, now blinded

by their

furious madness, and

forgetting all considerations of

prudence, were on the

point of renewing the attack

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