Little Novels of Italy

Madonna of the Peach-Tree, Ippolita in the Hills, The Duchess of Nona, Messer Cino and the Live Coal, The Judgment of Borso

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Author: Maurice Hewlett
Published: 1899
Language: English
Wordcount: 86,211 / 246 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.3
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 512
Added to site: 2007.03.30
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ed the sterile mating as of the order of things. Pretty Vanna, mother as she had been to her brothers and sisters, was to be a mother no more. There was talk of May and December. Baldassare was advised to lock up other treasure beside his florins; some, indeed, of the opposite camp gave hints none too honest to the forlorn young wife. The Piazza Sant' Anastasia at the falling-in of the day, for instance. Thus they put it. All girls--and what else was Vanna, a wife in name?--walked there arm in arm. Others walked there also, she must know. By-and-by some pretty lad, an archer, perhaps, from the palace, some roistering blade of a gentleman's lackey, a friar or twinkling monk out for a frolic, came along with an "Eh, la bellina!" and then there was another arm at work. So, for one, whispered La Testolina, dipping a head full of confidence and mystery close to Vanna's as the girl sat working out the summer twilight. The Via Stella was narrow and gloomy. The tall houses nearly met in that close way. Looking up you

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