The Improvement Era Volume 10

The Improvement Era Volume 10

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...it open, and after a moment she exclaimed: "Malinche, this letter is from my lord and husband, Prince Felix Salm-Salm. He writes me that the emperor has decided to honor our poor palace with his presence for a few hours, on his way to visit some interior mountain towns. Come, forget your morbid, cruel dream, and let us think 'twas bred by eating too much sweets before you went to bed. Come, child. 'tis Maximilian who comes to us, the first European monarch who ever sat upon a Mexican throne. But I know that he is great and good and wise, and my husband loves him well. And so we will welcome him, because we are all good Mexicans, wether we be of Indian, Spanish or American birth, and we'll not remember aught of your wicked dream--come." The heated quiet of the peaceful quadrangle was soon broken by a hundred hurrying feet, who flew hither and yon to do their mistress' bidding. Minutes flew into hours, and hours brought the setting sun to gild the squared roofs of the great pile of buildings with the tropical glory of a Christmas eve neath southern skies. Within the courtyard, only the humming-birds seemed just as usual, and the vultures, pacing up and down the parapets, or rising high into the evening sky. But night closed the flower leaves, sent even the birds to nests, and soothed the restless splashing of the perfumed fountain, while overhead, the great cathedral clock chimed out the hours with solemn, sure insistence. gr 1; AI Q It it It It The quiet of the old Mexican palace was broken into a thousand jarring sounds the next morning, as mailed men and prancing horses clattered and crowded neath the earthen battlements. The brilliant uniforms of the French cavalry gleamed in the Christmas sun with rich contrast...show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236766768
  • 9781236766762