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Messer Marco Polo

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Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 22,322 / 67 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.1
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 479
Added to site: 2008.10.27
mnybks.net#: 22456
Origin: gutenberg.org
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urmuring about Genoa.

"Mark us, they mean trouble, those dogs. Better wipe them off the face of the earth now." And a group were discussing the chances of raiding the Jewish Kingdom of the Yemen. "They've got temples there roofed with gold."... And an Irish piper was playing on a little silver set of pipes, and an Indian magician was doing great sleight of hand...

"I'll go in and talk to the strange foreign people," said Marco Polo.

CHAPTER II

Now, you might be thinking that the picture I'm drawing is out of my own head. Let you not be thinking of it as it is now, a city of shadows and ghosts, with a few scant visitors mooning in the canals. The Pride of the West she was, the Jewel of the East. Constantinople was her courtyard. Greece, Egypt, Abyssinia, Bulgaria, and Muscovy, her ten-acre fields. The Crusaders on their way to fight the Saracen stopped to plead for her help and generosity. There were no soldiers more chiva

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