Excerpt from The Three Comrades But the third is hanging back. The third is Heim Heide rieter, the boy from the Heidehof. He has a round head with a child's round cheeks and curly fair hair. His eyes are blue, deep and loyal. In appearance and movement he is shy and constrained, but his teacher and pastor both say he has a clear head, and so he has been learning Latin since Easter. They have given him the worst horse Dickkopf, who is seventeen years old and trots heavily. The others have already halted on the summit of the dyke; they look through their hands, which they hold before their eyes like telescopes, over the green foreland and the wide low sands above which the sun is resting. 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 technology 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.