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Heart of the World

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Published: 1895
Language: English
Wordcount: 121,919 / 323 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.6
LoC Category: PR
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 2,866
Added to site: 2007.04.04
mnybks.net#: 16462
Genres: Adventure, Audiobook
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ars of my existence to visit it. It would be a glorious thing to step back into the past, to see a system at work, and mingle with a people of which the world has lost all count and knowledge; for, let the imagination be active as it will, it is practically impossible to reconstruct these things from ruins and traditions. In fact, Don Ignatio, I do not understand how it is that you, who have never seen the /antiguos/ in the flesh, can talk about them so certainly."

"If I had never seen them, señor," he answered, quietly, "it would be wonderful. Indeed, you might be justified in setting me down as a teller of tales, but it chances that I /have/ seen the Golden City of fable and its civilisation, and I can assure you that its wonders were far greater than any that have been told of in legend, or even by the Spanish romancers."

"What!" gasped Jones, "what! Have I been drinking too much of your excellent wine? Am I asleep, or did I hear you say that you, the gentleman sitting before me, with

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