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. 1913 Excerpt: ...started gaily off. There was a cry ofMoreThis 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. 1913 Excerpt: ...started gaily off. There was a cry of Ahhh and they all settled down to enjoy Vesuvius and its olive-groves.
When these palled, a political discussion arose in which every one spoke at once with terrific passion, shaking fists in each others faces, but parting amicably when Pompeii was reached. As the door was opened, Aspor the hound made a flying leap and upset his mistress, who was descending with her usual tragic dignity. She fell her length, and the mimosa she wore was scattered over the platform. Every man present rushed gallantly to her assistance- but she was angry at her own clumsiness, and rose to her feet unaided, marching off like an offended goddess.
As they ascended the steep paved streets, Savelli whispered to Jerome that this was all owing to Paolaccios well-known jettatura. The American laughed and picking up a spray of the mimosa, stuck it in his button-hole. Unhappy loves shouted Savelli and Paolaccio in chorus.
Viva Girolamo who is the lady? Golda came to his assistance with some malice. It is not for a woman he wears the yellow flower- he is in love with a place. Its name is--New England. Golda threatened Jerome. Corti and Rezia wished to be informed what place that was, and where it existed on the map?
Savelli broke in magnanimously. We are all unhappy lovers, he beamed, --save Golda and Rezia, who are hard as rocks. Amico Monty is always losing his heart, vero?-- Monty nodded vehemently.--And I, though not in love with any one I can think of, just at present, have suffered much from the passion. L Peace having been thus restored, they turned their attention to the house of Pomponio Leto. They leant over the little court with its adorabl...