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Zillah (Volume 3); A Tale of the Holy City

Zillah (Volume 3); A Tale of the Holy City

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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. 1828. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. When Zillah revisited the platform on the following morning, she found it nearly covered with a flock of goats belonging to the pirates, the animals always collecting themselves at that hour to be milked by Helen; the mate was cleaning and sharpening arms; the man at the signal-post was taking a watchful survey round the island, and some of his companions were mending nets; for when no more profitable occupation offered, the pirates occasionally employed themselves in fishing. From these objects her attention was soon withdrawn, to contemplate' the magnificent view outspread before her, on which the fatigue and anxiety of the previous evening had not allowed her to bestow more than a cursory notice. Nearly the whole island, with its numerous cities, its parched shores, the waves dashing and sparkling around them, and the deep blue ocean beyond, were to be seen at once; while the mate pointed out to her attention the celebrated plains of Enna, crowned with the Temples of Ceres and Proserpine, and so profusely covered with odoriferous plants, that, as he declared, the dogs of chace lost the scent of the game in the pervading perfume of flowers and honey. From that point of the platform over which the cascade threw itself, she could discern the ruined Temple of Vulcan, of which she had obtained a glimpse on the day before; and her companion directed her attention to the summit of the mountain, where numerous labourers were seen collecting snow, not only for the supply of their own richer countrymen, but to export to the luxurious inhabitants of Tyre, Sidon, and Malta. Unconscious how the time had lapsed away while she was gazing at this sublime prospect, Zillah was astonished to behold Helen upon the opposite crags of the mountain, climbing up so...
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780217421324
Publisher: General Books
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 3 mm
Width: 186 mm
ISBN-10: 0217421326
Publisher Date: 31 Jan 2012
Height: 242 mm
No of Pages: 62
Series Title: English
Weight: 127 gr
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