Don Raimon; A Story of Raymund Lull

Don Raimon; A Story of Raymund Lull

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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...of disquieting dreams, and he awoke with an unpleasant sense of impending trouble. The good man accused himself that he had let Don Raimon go too easily, and had not warned him sufliciently of the dangers of a Moslem city, which he knew by experience, having visited Tunis more than once for purposes of trade. Hour after hour he lay awake, resolving to make one last efiort to hold him back; and the first streak of daylight found him hurrying down to the quay, just in time to see the great crimson sail of his galley hoisted, and the general bustle of departure beginning. He hastened across the gangway and looked round for his friend. But Don Raimon was gone. " Is he not with you, sir? " asked the quartermaster, scratching his head, in answer to his agitated inquiry. " He left the ship a full hour since, bag and baggage. He said he would not sail." " Left he no word for me? " " Never a word, sir. He was gone ere a man could say a Paternoster. Hi, there, you, Giorgio! " to the ship's carpenter, " whither went the Spanish Don? ." But Giorgio too scratched his head, and mopped his forehead, and could not tell. Anxious and perturbed, the merchant hurried home again, but nothing had been heard or seen of Don Raimon. The warm-hearted Italian had been strongly drawn to his strange guest, and felt he could not rest until he knew his whereabouts. All day he searched the town, asking in every street whether a tall foreigner in a scholar's gown had passed that way in the morning. At last, towards evening, when he had almost yielded to despair, he found a clue; and at length tracked him to a wretched lodging in the Jews' quarter, where he found him stretched on a straw...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236782372
  • 9781236782373