English Travellers and Italian Brigands; A Narrative of Capture and Captivity Volume 1
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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...also from having a path. As the sun got up we grew very thirsty, for we had only dared to stop half a minute for a drink the evening before, on account of the place being dangerous; and we had passed no streams during the night. After some time a search was made for snow, and at last, in a most unlikely place, under leaves, some was found. It was most delicious, and as we walked on I kept eating it. The brigands laid down on the ground and lapped up the water that had thawed, and was running among the decayed leaves. I thought of fever, and preferred the snow. Soon after this we passed a spring, where we stopped to rest and drink at about eleven o clock.-I was here told that we were near the main body of the band, and on emerging from the trees we saw the captain and about twenty-five of his men reclining on the grass in a lovely glade, surrounded by large beech-trees, whose luxuriant branches swept the lawn. Several sheep and goats were tethered near, cropping the grass. The men, with their guns in their hands, their picturesque costumes and reclining postures, the lovely light and chequered shade of the trees, made a picture for Salvator Rosa. But I do not believe that Salvator Rosa, or any other man, ever paid a second visit to brigands, however great his love of the picturesque might be, for no one would willingly endure brigand life after one experience of it, or place himself a second time in such a perilous situation. l The band all rose, and looked very pleased at seeing me, for we had been separated from them since the fight on the 17th, and they were in great fear that I might have escaped, or havebeen rescued by the troops. I stepped forward and shook hands with the captain, for I considered it my best policy to appear...
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