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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. 1900. Excerpt: ... Chapter VI. In the Torresella. "O peace! while to that voice I listen." The Valkyrie. N the 9th day of June between the sixth and the ninth hours Count Christoph Frangipani entered here. He was clad according to the German habit. He is a young man of about thirty-two years of age, handsome and tall in person, but thin. The same Count Christoph was slightly wounded in the face. It is reported that he rode upon a rarely beautiful horse of great value, which Ser Juan Vituri the Proveditore in Friuli afterwards received as a gift." The arrival of this man, whose name had for years only been mentioned in Venice with terror and indignation, was indeed a great event. He was at last seen face to face, and as he stepped from the gondola and entered the Doge's Palace he was followed by the inquisitive glances of countless bystanders who gazed after the tall figure with secret shuddering and out-spoken malicious joy until the gates had closed behind him. While the prisoner was being conducted to the hall of the Signori di Notte, the populace without had enough to relate of all the enterprises which he had undertaken against the State; of his defeat in personal encounter with the gallant Andrea Zivran; of the conquest, through treachery, of the fortress of Marano; of his cruelty towards the peasants of Mozano; of the capture of the German officers in Pordenone; of the combats around Osopo; how attired in peasant's clothing he had stealthily attempted to approach the fortress, how the fragment of rock had struck him, and how he came into the power of Vituri before Gradisca. All his deeds lived anew, in free discussion, in the alleys and on the piazzas of Venice--while their memories like dark phantoms followed the lonely man over the threshold of the prison. On the fo...
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