Excerpt from The Merchant of Antwerp A single traveler, seated in a corner of the car, appeared t to belong to their company. He was a young man, very handsomely dressed in black, whose appearance deted, if t wealth, at least great personal care. His fine cloth coat fitted his figure without a crease; his cravat was tied with art, and his glossy gloves covered fingers which heavy work seemed never to have hardened. As he kept his eyes down, and occasionally smiled, some of the gay archers were inclined to amuse themselves at the expense of the young dreamer; but when he raised his head and looked at his traveling companions, his countenance seemed to make a deep impression upon them, and, without kwing why, all appeared to feel a respectful so much they for the unkwn. The features of the young man were regular a bright color tinged his cheeks, and his black hair curled luxuriantly round his finely formed head but what particularly impressed the archers was something strange in his large blue eyes, a look full of fire, of pride, and of self-reliance, but at the same time so gentle, so unaffected, so kind, that he inspired every one with confidence and esteem. The archers recommenced singing with new energy, and the young man, buried in thought, had again bowed his head, when the train stopped at the station of Malines. The gay band isily left the carriage, the whistle sounded, and the train again started on its way. A smile lighted the face of the young man, and ho looked around him as though surprised at his sudden isolation. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.