Sardinia [By M. Davey]

Sardinia [By M. Davey]

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...Mr. Trevors," said Mr. Cairne to my father, "but it would be more comme il faut to go to the house of Don Francesco's relative: having come direct here, we must accept the hospitality of this family first." Making our bows and addios, we clattered down the narrow but clean and well paved little street, to the other residence indicated, a small boy quaintly clad going with a queer looking lantern at a quick pace by the side. Again the summons. Then the bawled out question "Chi e." The response "Amici," and the ponderous door was opened. "Dear me," sighed my father, " so late, so inconvenient, really, I am quite ashamed to disturb a family at this hour." "Nonsense, my good friend, you will soon find it is far from a disturbance, just a little pleasant excitement. Why Don Francesco keeps a suite of apartments especially for the entertainment of 'the stranger, ' and I have no doubt Don Ludovico does the same." It was even so. Down came a small dark gentlemanly personage. It was Don Ludovico to command. We interchanged courtesies, and were immediately shown into a spacious apartment simply but sufficiently furnished, with bed rooms adjoining. "What would we have for supper?" wasi the next enquiry. "There was maccaroni, and omelette, and salad, and confetti, and wine; would we like anything more solid? it would take a little time to roast a fowl, but if we would wait--" "Really, this is dreadful," urged my sensitive father. "Making a gentleman's house an hotel, really!" "Nonsense. It's all en regie" replied Mr. Cairne; then turning to the quiet grave gentlemanly proprietor of the mansion, he assured him that the good things he had...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236889258
  • 9781236889256