In New Granada

In New Granada

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"[...] Leaving the table at which I was seated with my brother Hugh and our tutor, Mr Michael Laffan, I went to the window, which looked out into the court of our house at Popayan, when I saw that the person who had hailed me was our friend Don Juan de Leon. He had just ridden in, mounted on a fine black horse, his special pride; and as he gracefully sat his steed, he looked a remarkably handsome young fellow. His costume, too, -a broad-brimmed sombrero, a feather secured to it by a jewelled buckle, a richly-trimmed poncho or capote over his shoulders, broad leggings, ornamented with braiding and tags, and large silver spurs, -became him well. "Come down, Duncan, I want to speak to you," he said, beckoning to me.[...]."
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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 8.64mm | 281.23g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 150770254X
  • 9781507702543