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Manco, the Peruvian Chief

An Englishman's Adventures in the Country of the Incas

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Author: W.H.G. Kingston
Published: 1853
Language: English
Wordcount: 106,996 / 295 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.3
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 712
Added to site: 2007.05.09 16888

again assembled in the sitting-room as if nothing had occurred, till summoned by the servant to our evening meal. The arrival of the stranger had, however, an influence on my future fortunes.

While our servant Jose, who was a Spanish Creole, was waiting at table, I could not help looking into his face to try and discover if he suspected anything; but the look of perfect unconsciousness which his countenance bore reassured me. I was afraid also that the children might betray it to their nurses; but our mother had kept them carefully shut up in the sitting-room while our father was concealing the stranger, so that they were under the impression that he had gone away. Lilly and I were therefore the only ones in the secret.



When we retired to rest, all night long I dreamed of the unhappy descendant of the Inca who was beneath our roof. Some of the incidents of which I had read in Peruvian



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