Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 150,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

The Pobratim

A Slav Novel

Cover image for


Author: P. Jones
Published: 1895
Language: English
Wordcount: 156,131 / 439 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 325
Added to site: 2011.06.14 30155

indeed, a fine sight to see the high, heaven-kissing flames reflected by the dark waters of the blue Adriatic.

But of all the bonfires in the neighbourhood, the Starescina's was the biggest, for he was one of the richest men of the town. It was thus no easy matter to jump scathless over it. Still, young and old did manage to do so, either when the flames--chasing one another --leapt up to the sky, or else when the fire began to burn low. The stillness of the night was interrupted by prolonged shouts of "Zivio!" repeated again and again by the echoes of the neighbouring mountains; but amidst the shouting of "Long life!" you could hear the hooting of some owl scared by this unusual glimmering light, and every now and then the shrill cry of some witch or some other ghostly wanderer of the night, and the suppressed groaning and gnashing of teeth of evil spirits, disappointed to think that so many sturdy lads and winsome lassies should escape their clutches for a whole year; for they have



Join 150,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

login | register

User ID


reset password

Author of the Day

Jackie Weger
Jackie Weger did a lot of interesting things in her life, such as starting university at 62 and traveling the word, living in tiny jungle villages. As she has found too many romance books are serious with poor, orphaned heroines, her novels are filled with humor and buzzing with family life. As our Author of the Day, Weger chats about how the Alabama Raised cottages inspired her latest book, Persimmon Road, reveals why she included a Civil War era ghost in the story and much more.
Read full interview...