William Tell Told Again

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WILLIAM TELL

TOLD AGAIN


BY

P. G. WODEHOUSE

AUTHOR OF "THE POT-HUNTERS," "A PREFECT'S UNCLE," THE GOLD BAT,"
"TALES OF ST. AUSTIN'S"


WITH

ILLUSTRATIONS IN COLOUR BY PHILIP DADD
DESCRIBED IN VERSE BY JOHN W. HOUGHTON


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LONDON

ADAM AND CHARLES BLACK

1904



TO

BIDDY O'SULLIVAN

FOR A

CHRISTMAS PRESENT



The Swiss, against their Austrian foes,
Had ne'er a soul to lead 'em,
Till Tell, as you've heard tell, arose
And guided them to freedom.
Tell's tale we tell again—an act
For which pray no one scold us—
This tale of Tell we tell, in fact,
As this Tell tale was told us.





LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

SOMETIMES IT WAS ONLY A BIRD
Frontispiece
 
FACING PAGE
 
GESSLER'S METHODS OF PERSUASION
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THEY WOULD MARCH ABOUT, BEATING TIN CANS AND SHOUTING
12
 
AN EGG FLEW ACROSS THE MEADOW, AND BURST OVER LEUTHOLD'S SHOULDER
18
 
"HERE! HI!" SHOUTED THE SOLDIERS, "STOP!"
24
 
THEY SAW FRIESSHARDT RAISE HIS PIKE, AND BRING IT DOWN WITH ALL HIS FORCE ON TELL'S HEAD
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"LOOK HERE!" HE BEGAN. "LOOK THERE!" SAID FRIESSHARDT
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FRIESSHARDT RUSHED TO STOP HIM
42
 
THE CROWD DANCED AND SHOUTED
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"COME, COME, COME!" SAID GESSLER, "TELL ME ALL ABOUT IT"
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"I HAVE HERE AN APPLE"
60
 
THERE WAS A STIR OF EXCITEMENT IN THE CROWD
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A MOMENT'S SUSPENSE, AND THEN A TERRIFIC CHEER AROSE FROM THE SPECTATORS
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"SEIZE THAT MAN!" HE SHOUTED
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HE WAS LED AWAY TO THE SHORE OF THE LAKE
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TELL'S SECOND ARROW HAD FOUND ITS MARK
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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1925.


The author died in 1975, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 30 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.