The Pirate City: An Algerine Tale

The Pirate City: An Algerine Tale

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by R. M. Ballantyne
     
 

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Some time within the first quarter of the present nineteenth century, a little old lady-some people would even have called her a dear little old lady-sat one afternoon in a high-backed chair beside a cottage window, from which might be had a magnificent view of Sicilian rocks, with the Mediterranean beyond.
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Some time within the first quarter of the present nineteenth century, a little old lady-some people would even have called her a dear little old lady-sat one afternoon in a high-backed chair beside a cottage window, from which might be had a magnificent view of Sicilian rocks, with the Mediterranean beyond.
This little old lady was so pleasant in all respects that an adequate description of her is an impossibility. Her mouth was a perfect study. It was not troubled with anything in the shape of teeth. It lay between a delicate little down-turned nose and a soft little up-turned chin, which two seemed as if anxious to meet in order to protect it. The wrinkles that surrounded that mouth were innumerable, and each wrinkle was a distinct and separate smile; so that, whether pursing or expanding, it was at all times rippling with an expression of tender benignity.
This little old lady plays no part in our tale; nevertheless she merits passing introduction as being the grandmother of our hero, a Sicilian youth of nineteen, who, at the time we write of, sat on a stool at her feet engaged in earnest conversation.
"Grandmother," said the youth in a perplexed mood, "why won't you let me go into the Church instead of brother Lucien? I'm certain that he does not want to, though he is fit enough, as far as education goes, and goodness; but you know well enough that he is desperately fond of Juliet, and she is equally desperate about him, and nothing could be more pleasant than that they should get married."

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ISBN-13:
9781515110477
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
07/16/2015
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.32(d)

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Pirate City: An Algerine Tale 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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I walk up the grand starcase
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