Under the rebel's reign : a story of Egyptian revolt - PDF novel by Charles Neufeld

Under the rebel's reign 

Under the rebel's reign



Excerpt;
The Debating Society of the Konigsberg University was sitting. The subject for the occasion was of a trivial nature but lent itself to a keen and heated argument. The whole afternoon had been occupied with the speeches of the minor lights of the society, and now only the two opposing leaders remained to make their closing speeches before the division took place. 

Young -Osterbergv the leader of the " Ayes," rose to his .-feet. Mis rt. marks were sound and clear, and his arguments, to many, conclusive. After he had occupied the attention of the assembly for nearly twenty minutes, he sat down amidst the plaudits of his own side, to await the speech from the leader of the Opposition. 

At that moment a voice, distinctly audible above the buzz of conversation that followed, spoke in a loud, unpleasant tone, evidently intended for the whole room to hear. " This a pity certain positions are not filled by fellows capable of thinking and arguing logically. Such rot I have never before listened to. Come, Maurice, let us go to the clubrooms, we shall find better entertainment there." 

And the two men rose from their seats and moved towards the door. Before they reached it the voice of the President stopped them, and in sharp, incisive tones called them to order. "Such words," he said, "are against the rules of the society and must be withdrawn, or the laws which govern the Association will be enforced and the speaker s name struck off the list of members. John Landauer, the man who had uttered the offensive words, turned on hearing the President s mandate. With flashing eyes, he glanced in the direction of Osterberg. " My words may have been untimely as uttered in this room, and for that, I apologize; but m opinion of the last speaker, friend Osterberg, remains the same, and what I am not allowed to express here I shall take the earliest opportunity of doing elsewhere." He turned, and, followed by the youth he had addressed as Maurice, left the room. An ominous murmur went round the room as the door closed behind them, and an air of suppressed resentment pervaded the place.

 One and all felt that an insult had been offered to Osterberg, an insult which they knew, since he was a theological student, he would be unable to respond to in a customary manner. However, the expression of the young student s face, usually so kindly, indicated that the altercation had not yet ended. As soon as the debate was over, a general adjournment to the club followed. Osterberg was one of the first to reach it. He found Landauer playing billiards with his companion Maurice. Stepping up to him, he eyed him sternly from head to foot. " Thank you, Landauer, for your opinion of my ability," he said, evidently with difficulty repressing a desire to indulge in personal violence, " it was a plucky remark of yours. Had I been studying for other than the ministry, you would not have dared to give it utterance. Bah! I appreciate a man, but you are a coward! "


Some contents:

I. A QUARREL AND A FIGHT . . . I
II. DOWN THE DANUBE . . . . 12
III. A SURPRISE AND A REVELATION . . 24
IV. THE PARTING OF FRIENDS ... 35
V. HELMAR TO THE RESCUE . . .45
VI. A TIGHT CORNER. 59
VII. A GOOD SAMARITAN . . . .68
VIII. AN ENCOUNTER ON THE NILE . . 83
IX. THE REIGN OF TERROR IN ALEXANDRIA. 94
X. THE MEETING OF FRIENDS . . . 106
XI. A MYSTERIOUS MESSENGER . . . 117
XII. THE NEW OCCUPATION . . . 131
XIII. HELMAR PROVES HIS METAL . . .144
XIV. THE REGIMENTAL COOK . . . 154
XV. ON PATROL . . . . .164
XVI. WE MEET AGAIN . . . . 178
XVII. HAKESH THE PRIEST . . . 193
XVIII. BEHIND PRISON BARS . . . 205
XIX. THE ESCAPE . . . . .215
XX. ARABI PASHA. . 22=1

the book details :
  • Author:Charles Neufeld
  • Publication dateL 1900
  • Company: London : Wells Gardner, Darton & Co

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