Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Manco, the Peruvian Chief

An Englishman's Adventures in the Country of the Incas

Cover image for

Download


Author: W.H.G. Kingston
Published: 1853
Language: English
Wordcount: 106,996 / 295 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.3
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 708
Added to site: 2007.05.09
mnybks.net#: 16888
Excerpt

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.

CHAPTER TWO.

UNWELCOME VISITORS.

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

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Magnolia Belle
When Magnolia Belle isn't daydreaming about owning an antebellum steamboat that cruises off into the sunset, she writes fascinating novels. Today we chat about her book T'on Ma, why she picked Magnolia Belle as a pen name and how she lived in a tipi for six months.
Read full interview...