An Armenian Princess; A Tale Of Anatolian Peasant-life

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byEdgar James Banks

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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. 1914. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXXII HOPE ON the evening following the departure of the innkeeper, Takvor made a welcome announcement to Armenouhi. "I have been to Scutari, to see Miss Ireland, principal of the American school for girls, and she will receive you at once." "Oh, how thoughtful, how good of you, Takvor!" and she threw her arms about his neck; " but how can I leave you and Aunt Vartouhi?" "I know of no safer place for you now," he continued; "and the holidays you can spend here. And I shall not feel alarmed about you when I am gone; for I must finish my studies if I am to become a physician. You would have me go, would you not, even if we are lonely for a time?" "Yes, dear, yes. I will try to be brave until you come back--and then--and then you will not leave me any more, will you, Takvor?" "No, Armenouhi, never any more," and he held her close and kissed her good night. Having thus arranged for Armenouhi's future, his thoughts, for the first time since his parents' death, turned to himself and his own ruined prospects. Until long after midnight he lay awake, asking himself questions which he could not answer. Was his father's propperty waiting for him to claim it, or had it been plundered and confiscated by the police? Should he find that he was penniless? Should he have the means to return to his studies? If not, what then? Never would he use a single one of the liras that Dicran had entrusted to him; they were Armenouhi's. What mattered it if he had nothing but a few piasters remaining to him? Others had succeeded, and why not he? Early the next morning he crossed the Golden Horn to Hasskeui, and with beating heart climbed the hill to the spot which was once his home. Every trace of the massacre had been removed. The dirty Jewish urchins were playing their games...

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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. 1914. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXXII HOPE ON the evening following the departure of the innkeeper, Takvor made a welcome announcement to Armenouhi. "...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217809952

ISBN - 13:9780217809955

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