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Clapham Gazette (Newspaper) - December 1, 1854, London, Middlesex 14 the Clapham Gazette and local Sion of the place at the last and had not been seriously attacked by the the natives had flocked into the place in Large and not Only sought our but had themselves organized several thousand infantry and the latter of which the Garrison found very serviceable in keeping Back the attacks of the it is to be hoped that this place will be largely reinforced As soon As possible for it will become an important position when the russians Are beaten before Sebastopol and even now it forms a place of Refuge for the and supplies Large quantities of provisions for the russians Are in a manner besieging at the same time that we Are attacking Sebastopol but a few thousand men in their rear at Eup Atoria might operate with serious effect when the Opportunity in the Baltic the time for action is passed for this season and if we have no we have no serious losses to be we have in some degree harassed the enemy but the shallowness of the water prevented our or even attempting to operate against their Stone Walls with our larger ships but we have also kept All the russian ships of War shut up in their and prevented them from Rushing Forth from the like the sea Kings of and plundering and burning the defenceless towns on our or seizing our unarmed we by Means of the new be Able to take greater and Burn the russian fleets in their harbours next Spring and that is probably As much As we shall Ever attempt in that except Prussia should venture to take an Active part against us for we can never gain or hold anything with any advantage which at present belongs to Russia in the on the Borders of the Black sea we must seek the Means of curbing the haughty Pride of and of making her give Security for the if her Security could be in the mean the presence of Austria in the principalities becomes a Bone of and her probable future con duct More doubtful than thus the materials for War Are gradually collecting and How widely or heavily the storm May rage no one can yet form any on the other turkish territories the War still Omer Pacha has been but is now said to be on the Point of entering such is the present state of the our although in a Strong position before Are continually obliged to be on their guard against the russian armies in the we Are thus in reality besieging and besieged but the allies have All the advantages of a free communication with the sea and their and could scarcely wish for a stronger provided they find men enough to defend themselves on All Points at the same time if they the russian forces will by attacking Rush on to their own de every Day and hour now teems with important events and we now begin fully to understand that we have entered upon no trifling tyranny and barbarism will soon unite against civilization and and we must hold our trusting in the strength of our Arm and the Justice of our from another calculation which is too Long for our we find that the forces in the Crimea will when the reinforcements already or on the Point of about with out the marines and making a total of men and that the russians will be Able to pro Duce not More than but we think they will procure men by that we must Send More the vengeance of thou Shalt never wed Demetrius at shouted the ferocious at once transport this infidel to the Isle of and on your Heads be it if she Ever sees again her infamous a exclaimed her eyes suddenly beam ing with an expression of thou Hast betrayed thyself he is not dead thou wouldst have deceived me to win Ray Demetrius lives heaven be praised at these words the minister darted a terrible and infuriated look at his she this first transport of my it was not to Brave rage and fury prevented Soleiman from giving an answer he Sank upon the and gave orders that Fatima should be immediately conveyed away to the place of her after he had recovered he mounted the Terrace of his whence he discovered an immense a single White sail appeared in the directing its course towards the Island of Fatima reached the a tent sheltered behind a Rock became the abode of the daughter of the great soldiers were stationed at detached with orders to fire upon any who should venture to rejected and spurned by her separated from him she with no one for her companion but the faithful abyssinian she passed her Days in lamenting the unhappy lot of she knew too Well to what excesses fanaticism could carry the passion of her not to foresee that if Ever he could seize her Lover he would make him pay dearly for his fatal the having had timely warning of the danger which threatened had succeeded in escaping the vengeance of concealed in the House of a Friend he Learnt the Fate of he embarked on Board a Light and reached Scutari under the disguise of a Caird i every Day he passed and re passed before the Island where the idol of his heart was concealed but he heard nothing but the voices of the soldiers on order ing him to put out to sea the Young Demetrius became the master of a Little allowed the storm to blow and the last resource of the suffering never abandoned flattering himself that his voice might reach the ears of he would often repeat the following song of the mariners of constantinople Waves of Blue How would i struggle against if you would Bear me to my Best beloved far from i groan a cruel destiny separates Waves of Blue at my sighs to my dear beloved one Tell her True to my i bewail her and that i shall continue to bewail Waves of Blueye Bear me once again to my beloved one a month passed away in this and though deme Trius had been Able to elude the search of he had never been Able to perceive Fatima through the Thicket of Fig Trees which covered the encouraged by his he determined to risk his to see his captive mistress once it was near Midnight when he mounted his the sea was Calm and hardly a Star was to be seen in the vault of favoured by the shadows of Demetrius directed his course toward the Island of he moved his oars not to disturb the silence of the but the guard was on the and perceived a Flash was and a happily badly struck his the shots of the musketry succeeded each other rapidly whilst a bark that had been despatched from the Shore endeavoured to seize the audacious but the bold youth had

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