The Personal Narrative Of The Sufferings Of J. Stephanini; (i. ,) A Native Of Arta, In Greece

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byJ. Stephanini

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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.1829 Excerpt: ... Lepanto. His duty, as commissary to the garrison, compelled him to reside either at the city, or at the castle Moraitico, a strong fortress, situated at the mouth of the gulf. I used to accompany him in his journeys between the two places, he riding on horseback, and I following him on foot. One great source of misfortune to me, during the whole period of my slavery, was the cruel and capricious temper of my mistress. She would sometimes treat me with a show of kindness. At other times, without any known cause, or reason, she would heap upon me all the obloquy of which she was capable, and, by false colourings, and misrepresentations of my carriage toward her, would often instigate my master to the infliction of undeserved and rigorous punishment. Indeed, little instigation to severity, or cruelty, is necessary to a Turk. when a slave and a Christian is the victim. On one occasion, merely for looking attentively in her face, (the better to learn the import of some orders she was giving mc in the Turkish language, which I did not well understand,) she, with much anger, and in a loud tone, told me, that I knew that her religion did not allow such familiarity between men and women; and that the tendency of my looking her in her face, would be to pervert her mind; her anger rose still higher, when I told her, that it was the custom of my country to attend to those with whom we were conversing, and she immediately sent me to my master, with a request, that I might be severely punished. My master, to gratify her spleen, immediately inflicted on me one hundred and fifty strokes of the bastinado. The blood, during this dreadful operation. oozed from beneath the nails of my toesT and, in a short time, my feet swelled to such an enormous size, and were so exceedingly...

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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.1829 Excerpt: ... Lepanto. His duty, as commissary to the garrison, compelled him to reside either at the city, or at the castle Moraitico, a stro...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217395783

ISBN - 13:9780217395786

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