Ypiranga; A Love Tale Of The Brazils

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byCharles Frederick Markell

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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.1897 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. GUANABARA'S TOMB. HORNTON sat at the breakfast table the following day, leisurely sipping his coffee and perusing the morning journals. There was little of interest in the papers and the mail lay unopened at his side. The windows in the rear of the salon descended to the floor, and occasionally glancing through their open casements, he found occupancy in watching the Italian scullion who was vigorously delving a small aperture in the stiff clay side of a hill that ensconced the posterior yard, forming a perfectly perpendicular wall. The poor fellow whistled a mournful tune as he worked and when the niche was fashioned to his suiting paused to wipe the perspiration from his brow. Stooping, he lifted from the sward a dead papagaio of soft and pleasing plumage. With tender hand he folded the brilliant red wings, lovingly caressed the blue-tufted, yellow head and pressed the breathless beak of the parrot to his lips as the hot tears fell upon each lustrous, velvet-edged pinion. Gently placing the bird in a narrow wooden box, he sealed the lid securely and inserted the miniature casket into the aperture, leaving one side flush with the facade of the earthy wall. Around the place of sepulture he ranged groups of fresh flowers, thus fabrieating a mimic shrine surmounted by a rude cross of tiny bamboo splints, while for a tablet he affixed to the box a scrap of soiled paper bearing the Luso-Italian inscription, "A la piedade de los gentes del pobre papagaio." The deceased pet had been a great favorite with the seemingly disconsolate lad, and Greville's morning rest had ofttimes been disturbed by the chattering of the lorey responsive to the greetings of love and caress to which the apprentice of the cuisine daily gave utterance. Honore was right, mused ...

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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.1897 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. GUANABARA'S TOMB. HORNTON sat at the breakfast table the following day, leisurely sipping his coffee and perusing th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217958958

ISBN - 13:9780217958950

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