The Prince and the Pauper, Part 8.

By Mark Twain

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...THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER

...

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...after that,
all had an opportunity to sleep who did not mind the annoyance of the
moanings...

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...poor, Sir Miles; but say the word and I will go forth and
proclaim the truth...

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...forbear to say _I_
mentioned it, for 'tis death to speak of it, they say."

His Majesty...

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...of Wales--then he would be driven out, and
search made for the true prince. Could...

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...seek out these dear good friends of his and take them under his
protection.

Just then the...

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...proceeded a deep hush gradually fell upon the
people.

Now, by command, the masses parted and fell...

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...from the beginning, to instruct himself for the
kingly office by questioning prisoners whenever the opportunity...

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...so learn mercy." {1}



Chapter XXVIII. The sacrifice.

Meantime Miles was growing sufficiently tired of confinement and
inaction....

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...the lash, to mend his manners."

"Half a dozen will better serve his turn," suggested Sir...

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...and hootings died
away, and no sound remained but the sound of the falling blows. ...

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...was
restored to him, and also his mule and his donkey. He mounted and rode
off, followed...

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...with the answer--but astounded
at it too.

The whole journey was made without an adventure of importance....

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...confused him to have these lofty personages kiss his hand at
parting.

He came to enjoy being...

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...more occupied
with his new and enchanting experiences, and by little and little the
vanished monarch faded...

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...disappeared in the vast fog of its own smoke, all
but the very top of the...

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...had said. Tom Canty gazed abroad over the surging sea of eager
faces, and his...

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...child
whose business it was to explain the thing in eulogistic rhymes. But Tom
Canty was...

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...him like rotten rags.

The procession moved on, and still on, through ever augmenting splendours
and ever...

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...Lift up thy face, and smile upon the
people."

So saying, the Duke scattered a handful of...