Etymonia by EtymoniaEtymonia by Etymonia



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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XL One night, after a day of unusual fatigue, I was awoke out of my sleep by a great ringing, and by the tolling of the large bell of the Institute. Knowing the sober ways of the people, I at once conjectured that something serious was happening, perhaps that the home was on fire. I at once jumped from out my bed, hastily casting on my clothes. Upon emerging from my room, I perceived that the whole population was aroused by the ominous alarum. They were hurrying along the corridors, their movements, however, subjected to that wonderful control which we have had so many occasions to admire. Following the stream, I at last found myself in the open air. The dazzling light which flashed far and near from the height of the Institute brilliantly illumined the surrounding country. On looking around to discover in what quarter the fire raged, I could observe no indications of such an occurrence. This somewhat bewildered me, since it left me at an entire loss how to account for the alarm. The people, in the meanwhile, poured steadily along in the direction of the central square. On my way I was accosted by the Prince, as also by Manetto and the two youths. The Prince was most curious to know the meaning of what he called "all this great hubbub," and he was loud in his protestations at being interrupted during his sleep by so untimely a turmoil. His inconsequential criticisms, however, fell upon deaf ears, for every one was occupied with his own thoughts in such a fashion as to make the general silence impressive. Moreover, it was universally deemed unseemly to evince curiosity when they were so shortly to be put in possession of all the facts. The whole scene was weird in the extreme, for the night was dark, and the sombre shades formed...
Title:EtymoniaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217717284

ISBN - 13:9780217717281