Hazelworth Court

Hazelworth Court

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...our fingers at the whole Propaganda. We have left our baggage behind us which will ward off suspicion, and I can easily return and fetch it when our plans are definitely arranged." "Just so," answered Douglas thoughtfully. They left Rome by the Latern gate, and traversing the parched Campagna, began to ascend the Albian hills, towards Grotta Ferrata. From the carriage windows a lovely scene opened before them. Rich pasture lands, large olive grounds, and extensive vineyards, whose tints were beautiful to behold, sloped down the sunny sides of the valley towards deliciously cool streams, and gushing rivulets. Their first halt was at the small village of Grotta Ferrata, which clusters round the immense castellated monastery of St. Basilio, which is approached by several magnificent avenues of ancient elms. Being anxious to get on as fast as possible, they did not descend from the carriage, but as the tired horses rested for a few minutes before the osteria, they contented themselves with a view of the exterior of that establishment, which bears no very good name for cleanliness or comfort. As soon as the horses were refreshed, the travellers set oft again upon their way; winding down narrow lanes, and along stony roads, which seemed almost interminable. At last the splendid forest of old chestnuts was reached, where autumnal tints were already beginning to appear. Emerging from the lovely woods, a steep ascent rose up before them, and they could just catch a glimpse of the Rocca di Papa, hanging like an eagle's nest on the top-most peak of the mountain. CHAPTER XIV. THE BROTHERS. he autumn sun was slowly declining, as Douglas and his brother walked arm in arm under the shadow of some large Cypress trees. "Here is a wooden...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236623967
  • 9781236623966