The Knight of the Black Forest

9780217685795: The Knight of the Black Forest

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. "' Roslein, Roslein, Roslein roth, Roslein auf der Haiden,'" sang Betty softly, as she threw off her hat and rearranged her curls. "Hurry, Lois; tea's nearly ready, and you know Mr. Prentiss is to be here: 1 Sah ein Knab' ein Roslein stehn, Roslein auf der Haiden.'" "I don't see why Aunt Sarah invited him, Betty." "Why, of course, she asked him to come back when dispatching him off so cavalierly to hunt us up. It would have been very queer if she had n't; especially when he has come so far to see you." "He need n't have come. Nobody asked him to." "And you wish he had n't? There's gratitude for you?" "Ye-es--no--yes," said Lois. "And there 's choice of answers. I 'll choose 'no.' You don't wish he had n't come. Of course you don't. He's very nice." "I had forgotten he was quite so plain," said Lois, musingly. "How short he looks beside the Count." "' Roslein, ROslein, Roslein, roth,'" sang Betty, with a laugh. "What makes you keep singing that all the time?" asked Lois, dropping her brush and turning round abruptly. "I thought you said you did n't like it and it was nonsense." "I am trying to sing it into sense, and I do like it." "But the sense of it is so easy," said Lois. "Don't you see? Some one is in love with some one." "Lucid thus far, astonishingly." "Well, Roslein is a beautiful young girl, then, if you prefer." "I do, of course: 'War so jung und morgenschon,' Is that you "tne? The description just fits me--or you." "O Betty, don't! Listen. Some one comes wooing the beautiful Roslein, and she will have none of him." "Of which? The Count or Ned?" "I won't go on, Betty. You are too bad." "Oh, but you must go on. I am so curious to know how it ends according to you. I remember, 'ROslein sprach, ich steche dich, Dass du ewig denkst an m...

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