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Titel: Nieuw Engelsch lees-, leer- en vertaalboek voor eerstbeginnenden
Auteur: Lagerwey, J.; Ludolph, L.J.C.
Uitgave: Gorinchem: J. Noorduyn en zoon, 1863
5e, verb. dr.
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Citeerinstructie: Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, UBM: Obr. 5818
URL: http://schoolmuseum.uba.uva.nl/bookid/LCSM_201183
Onderwerp: Taal- en letterkunde naar afzonderlijke talen: Engelse taalkunde
Trefwoord: Engels, Leermiddelen (vorm)
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— "A horse," continued he, "whicli has carried me
and my goods tliese three years." Many persons were now
collected, and on hearing this story, would have treated
the poor Indian very severely, but he begged they would
hear him before they passed judgment. He then told the
story as it really happened, "but" says he, "as our
stories are much alike, and you may not believe what
I tell you, lead tlie horse away, cover his head, and
bring him here again." This they presently did. "Now,"
said he, addressing himself to the Frenchman, "as you
say the horse has been yours for three years, you must
know of the blemish in one of his eyes, therefore name
which eye it is, and the horse is yours; if you cannot,
I hope you will allow him to belong to me. Every one
agreed to the justness of this pr0j)0sal, and the Frenchman,
thinking it an equal chance which he choose, said: "The
blemish is in the off-eye." — "Uncover him," said the
Indian, "and you will find both his eyes as good as mine."
Fidelity and Treacliery.
Uarius I., King of Persia, having for more than eighteen
months in vain besieged the famous- city of Babylon, was
one morning greatly surprised to see Zopyrus, one of his
greatest nobles and favourites, appear before him without
either nose or ears, and otherwise terribly wounded in
different parts of his body. "Who," demanded the King,
"has dared to use you in this manner?" — "My zeal
for your service," replied Zopyrus. He added, that he
designed, in that condition to desert to the enemy; and
they agreed together upon the measures they should pursue.
Zopyrus then departed, and having gained admission into
the city, was carried before the governor, whom he in-
formed, that the wretched condition, in which he appeared,
was tlie effect of Darius' cruelty, for advising him to dis-
continue the siege, as there was no probability of reducing