Our Blue Jackets, Afloat and Ashore; A Novel Volume 1

Our Blue Jackets, Afloat and Ashore; A Novel Volume 1

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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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...with all the ardour and insanity of a jealous lover, I thirsted to discover the object of her choice. I was certain, from my knowledge of her character, that, if once she loved, death alone would quench the flame. " The Count, and all his family, moved to Seville. This city is the finest in all Andalusia, indeed, I may say, in Spain. Fernanda had passed three months there with a relative, and had frequented the splendid festas given by the high noblesse. " I was to remain with the Count de Cabra's family till after the marriage, which was to be celebrated at the Count's palace in Seville. At this time there were three persons in Seville who exctied much attention and curiosity; and your father engrossed the principal attraction of the three, especially with thefemales. He was remarkable for the magnificence of his figure, his manly beauty, and for the renown he had gained at the Spanish Court. He was then about four-andtwenty. He had travelled over Europe, and been to the East, his sole companion a young English clergyman, whose name was Harold F itzwilliam. They had penetrated into the interior of Africa, and rescued from a terrible martyrdom a French missionary priest, and brought him with them into Spain; all three were then in Seville. Your father, as I learned afterwards, was there at the time of Fernanda's visit to her relative. At a bull-fight, in the Plaza de Torres, an extraordinary accident exposed the females of the royal family to imminent danger.-" Your father, at the peril of his life, rescued one of the princesses. I believe a portion of the royal stand gave way, and a rush of the terrified spectators broke down the barriers, and five furious Andalusian bulls let loose amongst the people, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236813006
  • 9781236813008