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The Silent Prince (1900)
by Hattie Arnold Clark
4535276The Silent Prince1900Hattie Arnold Clark

“Junius dealt the animal a powerful blow.” Page 20.

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A Story of the Netherlands



BY

Mrs. HATTIE ARNOLD CLARK,

AUTHOR OF “PRO CHRISTO,” “FATHER JEROME,”

ETC.



“For Fatherland and Conscience.”―Motto of William the Silent.

“His life was gentle, and the elements
So mixed in him that nature might stand up
And say to all the world: This was a man.”—Shakespeare.



AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY

150 Nassau Street, New York

This little volume

is dedicated to the memory of

my beloved father,

Daniel Woodward Arnold,

and to my mother,

Frances Fay Arnold,

whose living presence has ever

been a source of

inspiration.


Copyright, 1900,

BY AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY.

CONTENTS


PAGE
Introduction 5
CHAPTER
I. The Deathbed of a Princess 10
II. The Adventure 19
III. The Huguenot Preacher 25
IV. The Silent Prince 33
V. A Singular Friendship 45
VI. The Burgomaster's Daughter 52
VII. The Burgomaster's Rebuff 64
VIII. A House Divided Against Itself 71
IX. A Game of Chess 76
X. A Prince of the Church 83
XI. An Unexpected Visitor 90
XII. In the Snare 95
XIII. The Minstrel's Message 101
XIV. Making an Enemy 109
XV. The Lady Abbess 113
XVI. The Riot 120
XVII. The Burgomaster's Promise 127
XVIII. What the Stars Saw at Oosterweel 135
XIX. Hero or Coward? 143
XX. A Cancelled Debt 149
XXI. The Flame Scorches 160
XXII. A Foretaste of Terror 167
XXIII. A Grim Page of History 174
XXIV. What the Morrow Brought 181
XXV. Doña Isidore 188
XXVI. A Woman of Tact 196
XXVII. A Watch in the Night 202
XXVIII. A Life for a Life 208
XXIX. Leaves from a Journal 213
XXX. Pluming for Flight 219
XXXI. “Not as to a Fleming, But as to a Traitor” 227
XXXII. The Fugitives 234
XXXIII. Under Sentence of Death 241
XXXIV. The Midnight Assassin 249
XXXV. Shut In 256
XXXVI. The Prince to the Rescue 264
XXXVII. The Death of the Silent Prince 271

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.

The author begs to acknowledge the following sources of information or suggestion:

"The Rise of the Dutch Republic." Motley.
"In Troubled Times."
"The Liberation of Holland." Charles.
"History of Philip II." Prescott.
"History of the Netherlands." Young.
"How They Kept the Faith." Raymond.
"The Exiles." Dupuy.
"History of the Reformation." D'Aubigné.
"The Key to the Holy House." Lee.
"History of Spain." Harrison.

This work was published before January 1, 1929, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

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