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Author: Ossip Schubin
Published: 1884
Language: English
Wordcount: 59,013 / 180 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.4
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 330
Added to site: 2011.10.07
mnybks.net#: 30862
Origin: gutenberg.org

A story of a group of Austrian nobles living in Rome. Translated into English by Clara Bell.

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as promised that my nephew should have the appointment," muttered the countess. "It is disgusting!"

"Utterly!" said Sempaly with a whimsical intonation. "A foreign element is always intrusive; we are much more comfortable among ourselves."

Tea was now brought in on a Japanese table and the secretary and his inferior birth were for the time forgotten.

CHAPTER II.

Sempaly was not merely affecting the democrat to annoy his cousin the countess; he firmly believed himself to be a liberal because he laughed at conservatism, and regarded the nobility as a time-honored structure--a relic of the past, like the pyramids, only not quite so perdurable. But in spite of his theoretical respect for the rights of man and his satirical contempt for the claims of privilege, Sempaly was really less tolerant than his cousin of "the dark ages." Ilsenbergh, with all his feudal crotchets, was an aristocrat only from a sense of fitness while Sempaly was an ari

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