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The Duke of Gandia

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Language: English
Wordcount: 4,054 / 19 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 94.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 652
mnybks.net#: 6770
Genre: Drama
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arkling side--and saw. Then came a horseman--Sire, his horse was white - The moonshine made his mane like dull white fire - And on his crupper heavily hung a corpse, Arms held from swaying on this side, legs on that, I know not which on either--but the men Held fast that held: and hard on Tiber side They swung the crupper towards the water--sharp And swift as man may steer a horse--and caught And slung their dead into the stream: and he Drifted, and caught the moon across his face That shone like life against it: and the chief Till then sat silent as the moon at watch, And then bade hurl stones on the drifting dead And sink him out of sight; and seeing this done, Rode thence, and they strode after.

ALEXANDER

Man, and thou - Thou?

GIORGIO

Sire, I set my heart again to sleep: I turned and slept under my boatside.

ALEXANDER

Man - Dog--devil, if this be truth, and if my fear Lie not--how hadst thou heart to hold thy peace? How comes it that the warders of the shore Knew n

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