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The Luck of Thirteen

Wanderings and Flight through Montenegro and Serbia

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Author: Cora J. Gordon
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 80,443 / 234 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 570
Added to site: 2005.12.13
mnybks.net#: 11969
Genres: Biography, War, Travel
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s room, but as we made him own that we could not put them anywhere else he looked the other way while we dropped them in the corner.

In the faint mist of the early morning the great overgrown village of one-storied houses seemed like a real town buried up to its attics in fog. We found a café which was shut, and sat waiting on green chairs outside. Around us old men were talking of the news in the papers. They said that Bulgaria was making territorial demands, and as the Balkan governments covet land above all things they felt pessimistic as to whether Serbia would concede anything, and said, shaking their heads, "It will be another Belgium."

We celebrated the opening of the café by ordering five Turkish coffees each, and the schoolmaster and we alternately stood treat. Jo loaded up with aspirin to deaden a toothache which was worrying her.

We spent a cynical morning in interviews with people who were supposed to know about missing luggage. Both they and we were aware that the first hospital which go

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