Signa; A Novel

Signa; A Novel

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...all, he is our blood, though not come rightly by it--what do you say if we were to send him a little basket of figs and the like when this man goes back to Bologna? It would be just a little remembrance, and show one bore no rancour against him for that fit of passion when he blinded you." " Wait till he has written his opera," said Nita, with her mouth still in an angry laughter. "You are a shrewd fellow, Lippo. But sometimes you are too over-fond of counting your chickens before your hen has' even laid an egg. Figs are figs, and fetch five centimes each till August comes. And clever boys are like lettuces: in much sun they run all to seed. Your precious brute Bruno gives this lad all sun. If I had had him " " Ah! " said Lippo, with a smile and sigh together, and girded up his loins and went into the street to see who was inclined to play a turn at dominoes; and told the barber and the butcher that the poor boy Signa was trying to do right in Bologna, and was studying hard. " Oh, I bear no ill-will. We are all poor creatures; where should we be at our best unless the saints were there to intercede for us? " said he, with gentle self-deprecation, when they praised his kind way of speaking. " Oh, I bear no ill-will; Bruno is hard, and always unjust, and the greed of getting gold grows on him; but some day he will see the wrong that he has done. I can wait. It is sad to live ever in estrangement, but when one knows one's innocence and good intent--and the poor lad truly never was to blame. He was encouraged in rebellion and ingratitude. I have sent him a trifle of money by a man that is going to Bologna; he is in little difficulties, so they tell me, and one does not like a boy to suffer for his elder's fault. Besides, now he has left, he sees who...show more

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 367g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236663527
  • 9781236663528