The King of Thieves
O LD Marshelm, the captain of the guard, was much surprised when he saw the baron's daughter and her playmates approach her father's castle escorted by a knight in glittering armor.
To be sure it was a rather small knight, but the horse he led by the bridle was so stately and magnificent in appearance that old Marshelm, who was an excellent judge of horses, at once decided the stranger must be a personage of unusual importance.
As they came nearer the captain of the guard also observed the beauty of the little knight's armor, and caught the glint of jewels set in the handle of his sword; so he called his men about
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Publication information: Book title: The Enchanted Island of Yew. Contributors: L. Frank Baum - Author. Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company. Place of publication: Indianapolis. Publication year: 1903. Page number: 27.
This material is protected by copyright and, with the exception of fair use, may not be further copied, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means.