• Title: The Princess Dehra
  • Author: John Reed Scott
  • ISBN: 2940005774200
  • Page: 347
  • Format: Nook
  • The Princess Dehra For the first time in a generation the Castle of Lotzen was entertaining its lord He had come suddenly a month before and presently there had followed rumors of strange happenings in Dornlitz in wh
    For the first time in a generation the Castle of Lotzen was entertaining its lord He had come suddenly, a month before, and presently there had followed rumors of strange happenings in Dornlitz, in which the Duke had been too intimately concerned to please the King, and as punishment had been banished to his mountain estates But Lotzenia was far from the Capital and isolFor the first time in a generation the Castle of Lotzen was entertaining its lord He had come suddenly, a month before, and presently there had followed rumors of strange happenings in Dornlitz, in which the Duke had been too intimately concerned to please the King, and as punishment had been banished to his mountain estates But Lotzenia was far from the Capital and isolated, and the people cared for their crops and the amount of the tax levy than for the doings of the Court And so it concerned them very little why the red banner with the golden cross floated from the highest turret of the old pile of stone, on the spur of the mountain overhanging the foaming Dreer They knew it meant the Duke himself was in presence but to them there was but one over lord the Dalberg, who reigned in Dornlitz and in him they had all pride for was not the Dalberg their hereditary chieftain centuries before he was the King True, the Duke of Lotzen had long been the Heir Presumptive, and so, in the prospective, entitled to their loyalty, but lately there had come from across the Sea a new Dalberg, of the blood of the great Henry, who, it was said, had displaced him in the line of Succession, and was to marry the Princess Dehra.

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