Babel

Babel

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...himself and Silveri. "Sir John Seymour," announced the little maid, and in walked a hale old gentleman, looking every inch of him a sporting country squire--a regular John Bull--as he would have been pleased to be called. "Madame Chaumont, I presume?" he said pleasantly to the elder lady--" and Miss Laurelli," as Giannetta came forward. "I am very pleased to see you--very pleased indeed." (He looked it, and Madame Chaumont congratulated herself on the success of her bonnet.) "How are you, St Quentin? not seen you for an age." Then his eyes wandered in the direction of the two foreigners. "Italians," explained St Quentin. "Ah! servants? courier?" "Oh no. Counts" "Come to fight a duel with Lord St Quentin," put in Madame Chaumont, either unable to keep this excellent joke to herself, or thinking it best to treat the matter with levity. "God bless my soul!" exclaimed Sir John, whilst Giannetta turned a little pale. "It is all your wife's fault," said St Quentin, hastily, "for insisting on my joining an expedition to carry off a young lady." "Yes--just like Georgina; she never can let people manage their own concerns their own way. Well, I hope you have given these gentlemen satisfactory explanations." "I have; and finding our manners and customs too barbarous to be endured, they are going back immediately to the superior civilisation of their native village amongst the Apennines." "But you will have to take them about sight-seeing first, I suppose. Look here, I should advise you to take them to your tailor's, and get them into a couple of greatcoats--the fair one would be an uncommonly good-looking fellow...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236515684
  • 9781236515681