Exemplary Novels

Exemplary Novels

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...her hands for to see if she could find a door to get out at or a window to leap down. She found the door, but too strongly locked for her to open it, and she lighted on a window which she was able to unhasp, by which the moon shined in so clear and so bright that Leocadia could distinguish the colours of certain damasks which adorned the lodging. She could discern that the bed was gilded, and so richly furnished that it seemed rather the bed of a prince than of a private gentleman. She reckoned the number of the chairs and stools, and of the escritorios and cabinets; she noted the place where the door stood, and though she saw tables hanging on the walls, yet she discerned not the pictures that were drawn in them. The window was large, well garnished and guarded with a great many bars, the prospect whereof was into a garden, which was likewise enclosed with high walls--difficulties which opposed themselves to that intention which she had to leap down into the street. All that she saw and noted of the capaciousness and rich furniture of the room gave her to understand that the master and owner thereof must needs be some principal person, and not of mean wealth, but exceeding rich. Upon a cabinet which stood near to the window she espied a little crucifix all of silver, the which she took thence and put it in her sleeve, not out of devotion, and as little out of theft, but only drawn unto it by a discreet design which she had in her head. This being done, she shuts the window, leaving it as it was before, and returned back to the bed, expecting what end such a bad beginning would have. It was not to her seeming much more than half an hour when she heard the door of the lodging open, and that one came unto her, and without speaking so much...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236830482
  • 9781236830487