Alone in the Purple

Alone in the Purple
Alone in the Purple
Excerpt from Alone in the Purple: A Story of the Last Days of King Ludwig II. Of BavariaOn a clear Autumn morning a young man with a knapsack on his back could be seen walking briskly up the King's highway. The road in its many windings offered magnificent views, here a glimpse of a quiet valley, there a wood encircled cloister and higher up sharp, craggy rocks rising against a background of snow-capped peaks. The young man lifted his hat, and gazed admiringly about him. His fresh young face showed no trace of care or sorrow, and his brown cheeks spoke of health and love of life.As he was about to proceed, he noticed a cloud of dust rising at the turn of the way near the convent, and he had hardly time to step back, when a carriage rolled past him. It was a light hunting-wagon drawn by a splendid span of golden brown horses. The only occupant of the vehicle sat motionless wrapped in his mantle, his hat draw-n closely over his face."The King," murmured the young man and a troubled look came over his joyous face. He continued his way thoughtfully and soon reached the gate of the Royal Park, through which the carriage must have just passed. The gate had quickly closed, and a guard, walking to and fro, answered his inquiring look by pointing to the road of the Almen Inn as his probable destination. He lifted his hat and took the direction indicated.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.