The Devil in Turkey; Or Scenes in Constantinople Volume 3

The Devil in Turkey; Or Scenes in Constantinople Volume 3

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...As they proceeded on their way, Leonidas behaved in the most friendly manner towards Alexander, encouraging his drooping spirits, and bidding him to bear in mind that he was going to kill his antagonist, and not to be killed. On their arrival at the gardens, the storm continued with unabated fury. They therefore repaired to a neighbouring house, and remained there a considerable time, amusing themselves with several games at billiards. Three hours passed in this manner, during which Leonidas betrayed neither in word nor act that he had discovered the treachery Alexander had beeii guilty of towards him. The time now began to linger, and the day was fast progressing; the storm, however, still continued, and not one of the hostile party had yet arrived. Alexander pretended he was tired of waiting so long, and that his patience was worn out. The fault is not mine, cried he, I was punctual to the appointment. I have now waited nearly five hours, and as not one of Roboli s party has thought fit to make his appearance; I consider myself perfectly justified in returning home. I shall therefore do so, and have nothing more to do with a business in which my antagonist has acted with such infamous shuffling. No one can say the fault is yours, replied Leonidas; but, doubtless, the storm has occasioned this delay, and prevented Roboli s friends from leaving their vessels. Let us wait till ten o clock, and if they do not arrive by that time on the ground, we'll leave. Very well, answered Alexander, evidently displeased at this reply. But let them bring us something for breakfast. So saying, he rang the bell. During the meal, singular to say, neither of...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236617010
  • 9781236617019