The Lion of Janina

The Last Days of the Janissaries

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Author: Mór Jókai
Published: 1898
Language: English
Wordcount: 80,243 / 232 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.7
LoC Category: PH
Downloads: 1,036
Added to site: 2010.05.03
mnybks.net#: 27575
Origin: gutenberg.org

The 'Lion of Janina' is a picturesque old ruffian, Ali Pasha, who, at the age of seventy, is the strongest, craftiest, and most able and courageous man in Turkey. The time and the subject of the story is a veritable romance of the East, full of marvels and mysteries, wonderful palaces, beautiful maidens, and more ghastly horrors in the shape of murders and mutilations than are gathered together in any one book outside the famous 'Book of Martyrs.'

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and leaped among the churning waves. Twice the horse was jostled back by the assault of the foaming billows, but at the third attempt the shore was reached. The people on the shore said it was a miracle; but he, wasting no words upon any one, directed his way all alone along the shore of the haven, and leaving behind him the lofty turreted row of bastions--which crowns the edge of the rocky promontory, encircles the town, and hangs upon the shoulders of the hill like an ancient and gigantic necklace--picked his way among the lofty, scattered bowlders, and, unescorted as he was, quickly disappeared from view amid the wilderness.

He had scarcely proceeded more than half an hour among the fig and olive trees which covered the slopes of the hills, and whose scorched and withered leaves marked the passage of the burning wind, when he arrived at the place he sought. It was a crazy, tumble-down hut, whose shapeless mass was so clumsily compounded of wood, stone, and mud, that a swallow would have been ashamed

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