Faithful Unto Death; Or, Susine and Claude of the Val Pelice

Faithful Unto Death; Or, Susine and Claude of the Val Pelice

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...stationed, the former two at the turn of the pass from whence they could see any one who left the cavern, and the latter in the defile just below, where they could hear the instant they were called. Fra Romualdo had followed old Teofilo's footsteps as soon as he disappeared in the passage, and had actually looked in and seen the poor fellow throw up his arms in voiceless sorrow at that which had come to pass, and then retired with such a stealthy step that the old man never suspected the near vicinity of such a deadly foe. The monks had no idea that those whom they sought to entrap were about to leave their hidingplace, but were in the hope that some one or two of them--the sisters, most probably--would leave the cavern under cover of the darkness, to obtain food for their wants, when they would be seized and conveyed to La Torre, where there were dungeons in plenty. The desolate and bereaved family, not knowing anything of old Teofilo's discovery, were full of hope, because the massacre had been during the last two days in some way lulled, in consequence of a rumour that England was about to send help to the Christians of the Valleys, and also threatening to use her influence that the name of the Duke of Savoy should be expunged from the list of Christian Princes. Each, therefore, strove to say some comforting words to the other, as they collected their small effects preparatory to leaving the cavern. Radinelli, who appeared to be ubiquitous--for he came and went with seeming fearlessness--had procured a little low sledge and mule, which would serve for the Widow Bonelli, and save her the fatigue of walking, for which she was quite unfit. He had left it much lower down the mountain, on the other side of the cavern; and to make the chance of...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236541324
  • 9781236541321