Between The Danube And Black Sea; Or, Five Years In Bulgaria

Paperback | May 14, 2012

byHenry C. Barkley

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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. 1876 Excerpt: ...and Execution. «r. xxn. and saw the unmistakable preparations that had been made. Drawn up at the entrance of the only two streets that led into it was a line of Zaptiehs, with drawn cutlasses and loaded carbines, and clusteringround the sides and at the windows were the entire population, whilst in front of the door of the chief cafe squatted on a raised divan, the Pasha and Council with their friends were drinking coffee and smoking their long pipes. In t he centre of the market-place stood a youngTurk, his sleeves rolled back to his shoulder, and a naked knife about eighteen inches long in his hand, and it was at once evident that he had been taking something st ronger than coffee to steady his nerve, which had had exactly the opposite result on his legs. Thesix miserable, ragged, shivering wretches were halted in front of him, and one of them led forward by a jailer, stripped to his waist, and then ordered to kneel down on his hands and knees, which he did at once without a murmur, being, I imagine, too much paralysed by fear to know exactly what he was doing. A flash, a dull thud--all was over, and the executioner, having hacked off the head, bowled it away towards a corner. Then the next on the list, but as he did not keep still, but writhed backwards and forwards, the knife descended on his shoulder instead of his neck, leaving a fearful gash on the tawny skin. The tortured man started to his feet, and, before anyone could stop him, rushed up the market-place, till he was confronted by £he street guard, and once more led hack to the fatal And this time his sufferings were terminated. eh. xxu. A Trip to the Balkan. 181 The disgusting butchery was then repeated till there were six lifeless, headless trunks stretched in a pool of blood in the ...

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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. 1876 Excerpt: ...and Execution. «r. xxn. and saw the unmistakable preparations that had been made. Drawn up at the entrance of the only two stree...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:May 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217691250

ISBN - 13:9780217691253

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