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Bright-Wits, Prince of Mogadore   By: (1881-)

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BRIGHT WITS

[Illustration]

BURREN LOUGHLIN AND L.L. FLOOD

PRINCE OF MOGADORE

[Illustration]

H.M. CALDWELL CO. PUBLISHERS NEW YORK AND BOSTON

Copyright, 1909 BY H.M. CALDWELL CO.

Electrotyped and Printed by THE COLONIAL PRESS C. H. Simonds & Co., Boston, U.S.A.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I. BRIGHT WITS ARRIVES IN PARRABANG, WHERE HE MEETS THE BEAUTIFUL AZALIA AND BEGINS HIS EXTRAORDINARY TASKS 1

II. THE VILLAINY OF GARROFAT AND DOOLA. THE PRINCE SOLVES THE RIDDLE OF THE RUG, AND FINDS A NEW TASK AWAITING HIM 9

III. BRIGHT WITS LEARNS THAT HIS MARRIAGE WITH AZALIA DEPENDS ON THREE FOUNTAINS AND THREE GATES IN THE PALACE GROUNDS 16

IV. THE PRINCE SOLVES THE GAME OF ONALBA, AND DIVIDES THE LAND OF ZOLTAN, THE AGA, TO THE DISMAY OF GARROFAT 23

V. BRIGHT WITS GROWS JEALOUS. ABLANO COUNSELS THE PRINCE TO BE PATIENT 29

VI. BRIGHT WITS PICKS AN ESCORT FOR A JOURNEY AND FOILS THE WICKED DESIGN OF GARROFAT 35

VII. THE PRINCE RETURNS TO FIND THAT ABLANO THE BRAHMAN HAS MYSTERIOUSLY DISAPPEARED 40

VIII. RETURN OF ABLANO. GARROFAT AND DOOLA DECIDE ON DESPERATE MEASURES. THE FINAL TEST 46

IX. THE LAST DECREE OF ONALBA. DOWNFALL OF THE PLOTTERS. BRIGHT WITS RECEIVES HIS REWARD 54

HOW PRINCE BRIGHT WITS SOLVED THE PUZZLES 59

THE PUZZLES PRINCE BRIGHT WITS HAD TO SOLVE

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THE RUG 8

THE EIGHT PROVINCES 14

THE THREE FOUNTAINS AND THE THREE GATES 18

THE FIVE SHIELDS 21

THE ZOLTAN'S ORCHARD 25

THE NINE DISKS 30

THE SOLDIERS AND GUARDS 36

THE ENDLESS CHAIN 38

DOOLA'S GAME 42

THE EIGHT PIECES OF MONEY 47

THE SERPENT 52

BRIGHT WITS

PRINCE OF MOGADORE

CHAPTER I

BRIGHT WITS ARRIVES IN PARRABANG, WHERE HE MEETS THE BEAUTIFUL AZALIA AND BEGINS HIS EXTRAORDINARY TASKS

Long ago, before geographies were invented, so that it were useless to seek for the kingdom on any modern map, there lived a wise King who had but one son, of whom he was exceeding fond. Under the guidance of learned teachers the young prince had read the Koran according to the seven traditions, studied the writings of the poets and the science of the stars, and had become skilled in all the arts and manly exercises to a degree far surpassing the people of his age; so that his fame had spread and he was known far and near as "Bright Wits," Prince of Mogadore. In person, the prince was comely beyond the beauty of men; and he possessed the strength and courage of the lion, together with the gentleness of the dove.

Now when Bright Wits had reached his eighteenth year, the king called him to his side and said, "My son, you have arrived at the age when it befits you to fare forth into the world that your education may be completed by a knowledge of the ways of men... Continue reading book >>




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