The Prince and the Pauper

upon mine, so that I may see if they be steady. There—now answer me. Am I Miles Hendon?”

“No. I know you not.”

“Swear it!”

The answer was low, but distinct—

“I swear.”

“Oh, this passes belief!”

“Fly! Why will you waste the precious time? Fly, and save yourself.”

At that moment the officers burst into the room, and a violent struggle began; but Hendon was soon overpowered and dragged away. The King was taken also, and both were bound and led to prison.


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