Vendetta!; Or the Story of One Forgotten, a Novel Volume 1

Vendetta!; Or the Story of One Forgotten, 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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...costume of vari-coloured linen, arranged in folds that would have been the admiration of an artist. It was gathered about him by means of a brilliant scarlet sash negligently tied. His brawny arms were bare to the shoulder, ----his vest was open, and displayed his strong brown throat and chest heaving with the pent-up anger and fear that raged within him. His dark grim figure was set off by a curious effect of colour in the sky, --a long wide band of crimson cloud, as though the sun-god had thrown down a goblet of ruby wine and left it to trickle along the smooth blue fairness of his palacefloor, --a deep after-glow, which burned redly on the olive-tinted eager faces of the multitude that were everywhere upturned in wonder and ill-judged admiration to the brutal black face of the notorious murderer and thief, whose name had for years been the terror of Sicily. I pressed through the crowd to obtain a nearer view, and as I did so a sudden savage movement of Neri's bound body caused the gendarmes to cross their swords in front of his eyes with a warning clash. The brigand laughed hoarsely. Corjm all Cristo he muttered--think you a man tied hand and foot can run like a deer? I am trapped, --I know it But tell /zim, and he indicated some person in the throng by a nod of his head, tell him to come hither, --I have a message for him. The gendarmes looked at one another, and then at the swaying crowd about them in perplexity, --they did not understand. Carmelo, without wasting more words upon them, raised himself as uprightly as he could in his strained and bound position, and called aloud: Luigi Biscardi Cafltano Oh he--you thought I could not see you Dio I should know you in hell Come...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236820487
  • 9781236820488