Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Basically, open the book you’re currently reading and share a couple of sentences from that page on your blog. Avoid spoilers of course.
My teaser is from Sir Walter Scott’s The Talisman. The Talisman takes place in the time of the Crusades. The teaser is farther ahead from where I am, so I am not certain of the complete context. It appears that Leopold, the Archduke of Austria, has been provoked into demonstrating that he is not ‘under’ the English King Richard. So he has lifted the Austrian standard next to the English banner in their camp of allied armies. King Richard has come upon the raised banner.
“Who has dared,” he said, laying his hands upon the Austrian standard, and speaking in a voice like the sound which precedes an earthquake, – “who has dared to place this paltry rag beside the banner of England?”