Italian Letters of a Diplomat's Life

Italian Letters of a Diplomat's Life

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Excerpt: ...stones were quite enchanting. Our little donkeys were perfectly sure-footed and the path good though steep. We dismounted before getting quite down to the grottoes and the steps certainly were rough and slippery. The guide took charge of Gert, and 164 I followed in W.'s wake very carefully. It was icy cold when we got all the way down. I am generally impervious to that sort of thing, but I felt the cold strike me and didn't stay long. The chill passed entirely as soon as we came out and began the ascent, leaving the dark, deep pool behind us. The road back was, if possible, more beautiful; great ravines with olive trees half way down their sides, mountain streams in every direction making countless little cataracts, all dancing and sparkling in the sun
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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236721918
  • 9781236721914