The Novels of Le Sage and Charles Johnstone. to Which Are Prefixed, Memoirs of the Lives of the Authors [By Sir W. Scott]

The Novels of Le Sage and Charles Johnstone. to Which Are Prefixed, Memoirs of the Lives of the Authors [By Sir W. Scott]

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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. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...me it is fact." The student, astonished at so long a nap, was at first afraid that his adventure with the Devil upon Two Sticks was no more than a dream. Yet he could not think so neither; and when he recalled some particular circumstances, he no longer doubted but what he had seen was real. However, to ease his doubts he got up, dressed with all haste, and went out with Don Lewis, whom he carried towards the Gate of the Sun, without telling him any reason. When they were there, and Don Cleofas found Don Pedro's house almost burnt to the ground, be pretended a surprise. "What is this I see!" said he. "What sad work the fire has made here! Whose was this unfortunate house? Is it long since it was burnt?" Don Lewis de Lujana answered his two questions, and thus pursued his discourse: "The vast damages of this fire make less noise in the city, than a circumstance I am going to tell you. Signor Don Pedro do Escolano has an only da ughter, beautiful as the day. They say she was in a room filled with fire and smoke, where she must inevitably have perished; and she was rescued, notwithstanding, by a young gentleman whose name I have not yet learned. It is the common topic of every conversation at Madrid. The cavalier's bravery is cried up to the skies; and it is believed, that though he be nothing more than a private gentleman, he may very well obtain the daughter of Don Pedro, as the reward of so glorious an action." Leandro Perez listened to Don Lewis, without shewing he was the least concerned in what he was talking of; and disengaging himself upon an excuse he feigned, he went to the Prado, and, sitting down under some trees, fell into a deep thought Immediately the Devil upon Two Sticks came into his mind. "I...show more

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  • Paperback | 772 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 39mm | 1,352g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236627962
  • 9781236627964