Zuleika; Or, the Castilian Captive. a Romance of the Time of Ferdinand and Isabella

Zuleika; Or, the Castilian Captive. a Romance of the Time of Ferdinand and Isabella

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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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...clear depths. How strange they looked, those large orbs, so sadly brilliant, and humid with teardrops that had rushed to them unbidden, but which the pride of the miserable girl would not permit to flow. With a wild gesture she had unclasped the small hands clasped across her brow, when she came forth from her hiding-place, and now weaving the slender fingers nervously together, she seated herself in a large arm-chair near her, and mentally reviewed the conversation to wliich she had just listened. She remembered every word, every look of Leon de Gardonaz, and as she thought of what he 'had toid his sister concerning her, concerning the Moorish maiden, a change came over her face'. nince she heard those words concerning her-(The look of anguish fled from her forehead, the uneasy tremor around the mouth vanished, the sorrowful light of her eyes was lost in a strange glitter, and instead of the expression of agony which her counttitance had worn, was one that told of a strong resolution. The hands, woven together so closely, were now unclasped, and lay motionless as fragments of statuary upon the chair, and the tiny foot that had ever and anon pressed upon the embroidered flowers glowing beneath it, as if to crush them, rested calmly upon the gorgeous cushion that supported it.. 'Never loved the Lady Isinella V she said, in a silvery voice; 'the memory of the Moorish girl guarded his heart! He gave her the diamond circlet which I placed upon his hand when he went to Zahara with my blessing! i Hereafter he shall have my curse! I have loved him, 0, Holy Mary, thou knowest how fondly! Now, now, I hate him! How I have changed in two hours--then I loved Leon de Gardonaz; now I hate him! The Moorish girl is beautiful and gentle; the Lady Isinella--alas!...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236562208
  • 9781236562203