HANS BRINKER OR THE SILVER SKATES

HANS BRINKER OR THE SILVER SKATES

By: Dodge, Mary Mapes

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Excerpt: ... tongue must burn, then," interposed Ludwig, "for if Bilderdyk' s account is true, it was a pretty hot affair." Ben was looking at them wit h an inquiring smile. "We are speaking of the siege of Leyden," explained L ambert. "Oh, yes," said Ben, eagerly, "I had forgotten all about it. This w as the very place. Let's give old Van der Werf three cheers. Hur-" Van Moun en uttered a hasty "Hush!" and explained that, patriotic as the Dutch were, the police would soon have something to say if a party of boys cheered in the street at midday. "What? Not cheer Van der Werf?" cried Ben, indignantl y. "One of the greatest chaps in history? Only think! Didn't he hold out ag ainst those murderous Spaniards for months and months? There was the town, surrounded on all sides by the enemy; great black forts sending fire and de ath into the very heart of the city-but no surrender! Every man a hero-wome n and children, too, brave and fierce as lions, provisions giving out, the very grass from between the paving stones gone-till people were glad to eat horses and cats and dogs and rats. Then came the plague-hundreds dying in the streets-but no surrender! Then when they could bear no more, when the p eople, brave as they were, crowded about Van der Werf in the public square begging him to give up, what did the noble old burgomaster say? 'I have swo rn to defend this city, and with God's help, I MEAN TO DO IT! If my body ca n satisfy your hunger, take it, and divide it among you, but expect no surr ender so long as I am alive.' Hurrah! hur-" Ben was getting uproarious; Lam bert playfully clapped his hand over his friend's mouth. The result was one.

Title: HANS BRINKER OR THE SILVER SKATES

Author Name: Dodge, Mary Mapes

Categories: Young Adults,

Publisher: Scholastic: 1988

ISBN Number: 0590412957

ISBN Number 13: 9780590412957

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000028360