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The Talba; An Historical Romance

The Talba; An Historical Romance

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Excerpt from book: chamber, in which was a small door that led to a turret above, but so constructed as to escape any casual observation. " We meet then at the house of Alvaro Gonsalez 1" said the Talba as he was about to retire. "I will not fail you," answered Diego: "thy designs, I doubt not, are great and dangerous. Who shall dare execute them?" " The Moor ! the Moor !" exclaimed the Talba, as he retreated -within the private doorway to the turret, leaving the pretended pilgrim in that confused state of mind between hope and fear, which doubts if what is past be but an idle vision or an augury of truth. CHAPTER V. Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep, And in his simple show he harbours treason. Shakbpeabe. found the pilgrim an early stirrer. The rising sun had scarcely dispelled the grey of dawn, when he arose from his couch. His attendant, obedient to the orders he had received to be in readiness at an early hour, was already equipped, and awaiting him, with the mules. bridled, in the court-yard. Cassim was also on foot, and offered such refreshment as the place could afford to the traveller, ere he continued his journey. After bidding farewell to the Moor, the pilgrim pursued his course. The return of morning ? the gentle breeze which stirred the leaves of the trees as they overarched the road ? the glittering drops of dew that lay on every opening flower and tender herb, ? all seemed unheeded ; nor could the united melody of a thousand warbling throats, as the birds spread their gay plumage and flitted from branch to branch, arouse Diego, even for a moment, from those deep thoughts in which he appeared to be absorbed. It was with the utmost caution that he entered the outskirts of the town of Cintra ; when, bidding his varlet inquire for the house of Don Al...
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780217373920
Publisher: General Books
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 6 mm
Width: 186 mm
ISBN-10: 0217373925
Publisher Date: 31 Jan 2012
Height: 242 mm
No of Pages: 108
Series Title: English
Weight: 209 gr
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