A Child Of Tuscany (volume 1895)

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byMarguerite Bouvet

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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.1895 Excerpt: ... 'I "HE next time Raffaello was in the city, he went in search of Camillo at his own dwelling behind the Badia. It was several weeks since he had seen his good friend, and he could stand the separation no longer. Besides, he might not be going to Florence every week, now that the flowers were all gone, and Luigi and his brothers would not be using the cart any more; for Pierrota was getting so old and so unreasonable that it was easier for the two elder lads to walk the distance than to try to make any amicable arrangement with the donkey for going quietly and peaceably on her way. It was late in the afternoon when Raffaello knocked at the door of the little garret of one of the old stone houses in the Via Condotta. He had climbed so many crooked winding steps to reach the top that he was obliged to stop to catch his breath before lifting the big iron knocker. "Who's there?" said a strange, sharp, croaking voice from within. Raffaello timidly gave his name. "Who are you?" asked the voice, with a very unmusical laugh. "Come in, stay out! ha, ha, ha! you ugly old bird;" and then there was a sound of much fluttering and bumping and scratching, and more croaking, as if a flock of owls had been suddenly let loose in the room. Raffaello hesitated about accepting this doubtful invitation, which had come from the parrot, when a key turned in the lock, and the door opened just a small crack, for it was held from the inside by a loose chain. A very withered old woman appeared behind the crack, and Raffaello judged she must be Camillo's mother. The old woman was very deaf, and he did not succeed very well in making her understand that he was come to see Camillo. But the parrot, who always acted as interpreter between any strangers and the old lady, and whose voice was ...

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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.1895 Excerpt: ... 'I "HE next time Raffaello was in the city, he went in search of Camillo at his own dwelling behind the Badia. It was several we...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217432301

ISBN - 13:9780217432306

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