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Sónnica

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Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 91,185 / 272 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.8
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 519
Added to site: 2010.03.30
mnybks.net#: 27179
Origin: gutenberg.org
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ably more work."

"War with our neighbors--that is welcome. The young men are restless, and seek ways of distinguishing themselves, the Republic acquires importance in consequence, and, after tramping through valleys and mountains, all will buy shoes and have their saddles mended. Very well; that enlivens business. But why have we been at work for over a year converting the Forum into a battlefield and turning every street into a fortress? At best you are in your shop extolling to a citizeness the elegance of a pair of papyrus sandals of Asiatic fashion, or of Greek buskins of great majesty, when you hear in the nearest plaza the clash of arms, shouts, death cries, and you rush to shut the door so that a stray missile will not nail you to your seat! And why? What reason is there for living like cats and dogs in the bosom of this Zacynthus, which used to be so tranquil and so industrious?"

"The pride and riches of the Greeks"----began his companion.

"Yes, I know that reason. The hatred betw

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