By Jan Guillou
one of many fiercest and so much feared warriors of the Knights Templar, Arn de Gotha can ultimately go back domestic to his loved Sweden, now that Jerusalem has been misplaced to Saladin. yet in the course of his 20 years of exile, Arn's place of birth has been torn aside by way of warring clans—and the courageous nobleman soldier is set to reunite it and determine lasting peace.
expecting him is his cherished Cecilia, rising from a convent to hitch him after their unfathomably lengthy separation, opposed to the strict calls for of her extended family. Their reunion may well incite a conflict except they could persuade the extended family that love ranks greater than politics, and that it may maintain a brand new quest: to create a brand new humans, a brand new society, with Arn at its helm.
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Rick’s father knew the key men of his country, and reported what they were saying in the clubs. Lloyd George was the only one of the war chiefs who still held power, and he did it because he had no principles, but was able to say, with the most passionate fervor, the opposite of what he said the day before. The “little squirt of a Welsh lawyer” had wrecked his own party getting power, and now was the prisoner of the Conservatives; useful to them because he could talk Liberal, and that was necessary with a bitterly discontented electorate.
What was the use of a fellow’s having money if he couldn’t spend it on his friends? A genial device: Lanny would keep that thousand dollars in mind, and spend it over and over on anybody who had conscientious scruples against munitions profits! ” Lanny sent her a cable, offering to rent the house for Rick, and she said all right, and after he had done it Rick had to come. He made jokes in his old fashion, and spoke with his customary contempt of those whose artistic standards were beneath his own.
Wagstaffe’s tower was his wife, who held herself like a drill sergeant and looked at the rest of mankind through a lorgnette. They were just completing a Mediterranean cruise, and with them was their niece, Miss Nellie Wagstaffe.