The Hill of Venus

The Hill of Venus

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"[...]been taken with a sudden sinking spell. One of the monks, who practised the art of medicine, hurried to the bedside with a cordial, which he hastened to administer. Then Francesco, seeing his father sink back into a torpor, left his side and went to a table on which had been placed some barley bread, venison and wine. Of this he seemed in great need indeed, being thoroughly exhausted from the long ride and the enervating emotions through which he had passed since receiving the fatal summons. Those who had been present in the chamber when he arrived, had now re-entered. In a corner, whence they cast occasional glances at the stricken man and at the youth who was devouring his repast with nervous haste, two confessors and the monk who had administered the cordial, sat whispering together in[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 12.7mm | 390.09g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507525761
  • 9781507525760

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