The Major-General; A Story of Modern Florence

The Major-General; A Story of Modern Florence

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...peal of laughter. "Ah, you may laugh!" moaned Zita dolefully. "But nothing will ever prosper with us now. We shall be followed. The Signor Generale will catch us; I shall lose my place and my dear children, and we shall be disgraced for ever!" A big sob checked her utterance. "Ne di Venere ne di Marte Non si sposa e non si parte" she continued, muttering a Tuscan proverb which is still a rule of life with the Tuscan peasantry. Jessie flounced back to her side of the carriage with the best assumption of anger she could muster. "You're a goose, Zita--a superstitious old goose," she said reproachfully, "and it's just like your inconsiderate ways to upset us about a trifle at such a moment as this." "You'll see if it's a trifle, Signorina," muttered Zita despairingly. And as plenty of trouble and sorrow did afterwards come upon the girls, and as they started on a Friday, it logically followed that that was why the trouble and sorrow came upon them. M Zita. proved it over and over again triumphantly in after years. "Ecco Pescta!" cried Paolino after awhile, turning round and pointing down the long straight road to an ancient gateway, which is the entrance to the picturesque little manufacturing town. "We shall be there in a few minutes. Do the young ladies wish to go to the station?" "No," replied Jessie. "Which is the best hotel?" "There is Biagini's and there is the Rossini. Both are equally good," answered Paolo, reluctant, Tuscan fashion, to commit himself. "Then drive to whichever you like. You see, Mary dear," continued Jessie, turning to her sister and speaking in English, "we shall require to be very cunning to put more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236510771
  • 9781236510778