Guess a Quote (11.12.12)

Last week’s quote came from the final page of Sir Malcolm and the Missing Prince. Hats off to Maiden-in-Waiting who got the answer right once again. Speaking of Maiden-in-Waiting, if you haven’t already see it, you should check out the guest book review she wrote last Friday.

And…here’s the quote for this week.

“Dear heart,” he murmured, “do not look on me with those dear, scared eyes of yours. If there is aught that puzzles you in what I said, try and trust me a little longer. Remember, I must save the Dauphin at all costs; mine honour is bound with his safety. What happens to me after that matters but little, yet I wish to live for your dear sake.”

Stumped? I’ll give you a hint. This subject draws the readers of this blog like bees to honey, but be careful about your guess. Things may not be as they seem. Confused? Good. 🙂 If you’ve read this book, though, you probably aren’t confused at all. Happy guessing.

What book is this quote from?

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  1. Marli Renee

     /  November 13, 2012

    This blog is wonderful, found it through CollegePlus (I’m an alum)! I love all the Lamplighters you are reviewing – just finished Prisoners of the Sea over the summer. Is the quote from the Scarlet Pimpernel?

    • I’m so glad you like the blog! Thanks for commenting. It’s always fun to meet new CollegePlus students and alumni!

      The quote is not from “The Scarlet Pimpernel”, but it is from a related book. 😉 I’m looking forward to seeing if anyone figures it out.

      Have you read “The Lost Clue” or “Ishmael”? Those are two Lamplighters I have enjoyed. What is your favorite Lamplighter?

  2. Marli Renee

     /  November 13, 2012

    BTW, my sister a friend and I recently started a book/tea reviewing blog: – maybe you would be interested in writing a guest book review?

    • I’d be happy to do a guest book review. Did you have something specific in mind? Also, if you’re ever interested in reblogging a book review from this blog, that would be fine. Just let me know ahead of time. Thanks for asking.

      • Marli Renee

         /  November 13, 2012

        I have not read “The Lost Clue”, but I read “Ishmael” and absolutely loved it! My favorite would have to be “The Hidden Hand”, I loved how unpredictable it was, but “Ishmael” or “A Peep Behind the Scenes” would be a close. Ah, the quote has me stumped then, as I’ve only read The Scarlet Pimpernel, but not any related books…

      • I need to read “The Hidden Hand”. So many people have recommended it to me.

  3. Maiden-in-Waiting

     /  November 13, 2012

    I didn’t think it was “The Scarlet Pimpernel” first because I don’t remember that exactly in the book, (though it sounds VERY close) and second because you said “things may not be as they seem.” Aha, an ambiguously clear way of saying “it’s NOT The Scarlet Pimpernel” !

    Sorry, I’ll stop teasing you 😉

    Is is “Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens? Or perchance “In the Reign of Terror” by G.A. Henty? I’ll confess I haven’t read either, but I do know both are centered in the French Revolution (have you read them either Leah?)

    By the way, I just discovered the fact that there was more than one French Revolution. If I remember correctly what I read, there were about 4 to 5! (OK, so maybe I was the only one ignorant of that, and I don’t really know much else on the subject, but I found it surprising 🙂 )

    • I was trying to be ambiguously obvious. 😛

      It is not “Tale of Two Cities” or “In the Reign of Terror”. And, no, I have not read “Tale of Two Cities”. It’s possible that we’ve listened to “In the Reign of Terror” on a car trip, but we’ve done so much G.A. Henty’s that they’re beginning to run together for me.

      That sounds vaguely familiar, but if I knew it before, I forgot. That’s quite interesting. I wonder if one of them was of particular importance over the others.

  4. melodramaticity

     /  November 16, 2012

    Well…I googled the quote (is that cheating??), so…is it “El Dorado: Further Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel”? I had no idea there were any other SP books, but according to google, there is at least that one…interesting!

    • That is correct. (It’s sort of cheating, but I’ve done it myself for Maiden-in-Waiting’s quotes, so I don’t mind. ;)) And, yes, there are quite a few other SP books. The one in the quote happens to be my favorite (after the original, of course).

      • Cool!! I’ll have to add those to my reading list, just in case I ever have time to read again… 🙂

    • Maiden-in-Waiting

       /  November 20, 2012

      I was really confused before, because that quote sounded exactly like the Baroness Orczy’s writing, but since I had no idea there were SP sequels, I was lost like a puppy in the woods.
      But now I’m as happy as a seagul with a french-fry! More Classics to read!

      Melody, I love that last comment; and I know exactly what you mean! If you have time to read again before I do, let me know what you think of them 🙂


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