Calavar Or, the Knight of the Conquest; A Romance of Mexico Volume 1

Calavar Or, the Knight of the Conquest; A Romance of Mexico Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ... Once, tWice--Yea, as the star sayeth, so sayest thou--Once, twice!" "What sayest thou?" said N arvaez, ceasing the prayer he had resumed, to question the oraculous adept. "To thy prayer! Listen, and ask not.--Ay! thou speakest in mystery! Iturn thee to the north, which thou knewest not, and the south, where thou hadst thy dWelling, --to the east, which thou abhorrest, and to the west, where was thy dark chamber; to the heaven, whose light thou lovest not, --to the pit under the earth, where thou wast a wanderer, --and to man's heart, which was pleasanter to thee than the bonds of the crystal. In the name of the Seven that are of power under the earth, and of the Seven that are mighty above, I call to thee, KalidonSadabath, the bright star that is quenched! In shadows, in fire and smoke, --in thunder and with spears--with blows and with bloodshed, thou speakest, and I hear thee!" "I hear nothing save thy accursed croaking, worse than that of the crows of Biscay," cried Narvaez, hotly. "If thy devil have no more intelligible gabble, cast him out, and call another." "He speaks not, but by images and phantasms pictured on the crystal.--Now listen, for thy story cometh. I see a great house on fire--" "Ay, I shall perish then in a conflagration!" said the governor, hastily. "I have ever had a horror of burning houses." "The smoke eddies, the flame roars, and one sitteth blindfold under the eaves, with the flakes and cinders falling about him, which he sees not." "If thou meanest, that I shall rest, in that stupid state, under such peril, thy devil Sadabath is a liar, and I defy him!" "And he that takes thee by the...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236907973
  • 9781236907974