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A Roman Singer

Auhtor: F Marion Crawford

Language: english

Genres:

classic
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Review by Dr. Bojan Tunguz, February 2006


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Roman Singer':

... before, while the maid was combing her hair, for she seemed terribly excited and restless. So they got the bottle and found it nearly empty. Then ...
... it appears to me that my throat is my own, and whatever voice there may be in it. Are you a physician, signore? And pray why do you tell me that Rome ...
... fools, excepting myself. Will you smoke? No? Allow me, then. It is a modern invention, but a very good one. He lit a cigarette. I wish your Liras ...
... that night I lay awake, trying to think how I might accomplish this end wondering to which point of the compass I should turn, and, above all, reflecting ...
... in the other, eating as he went. Gigi! I cried, in delight, when I recognised the old carrettiere who used to bring me grapes and wine, ...
... him for this life, and to the vengeance of God hereafter bartered, traded, and told that I am so vile and lost that the very price I am offered is ...
... a soldier to attack me if I am defenceless. If the servant comes after I am gone, you must remember every detail of what he says, and you must also ...
... in which we were both concerned, and of which you knew the truth from the dead lady's own lips. What then? growled Lira, who had listened ...
... whether I liked it or not, Nino began to go to Sor Ercole's house once or twice a week, and sang scales and exercises very patiently, and copied music ...
... shameful insult, his brave old blood boiled up in his breast, and he sat gripping the two arms of his chair fiercely, while his gray eyes shot fire ...
... him through the shadow. Yes, dear one and I have come but just in time. You are in great trouble now, and I am here to save you from it all. ...
... that had been put there, and the light of the full moon made the place as bright as day. Now the lock on the door was rusty, like the one below, and ...
... was over. I had faced the infuriated father, and I might now face anybody with the consciousness of power. I always feel conscious of great power when ...
... kindness and discipline have been in vain. There is nothing so sorrowful for a good parent as to discover that he has made a mistake. (The ...
... on his hat gloomily enough, and prepared to go. I will take the guitar, if you will lend it to me, he said. Yes, if you like, and I ...
... is made to be put into the fire, and marble is not. Is not that a cunning answer? The contessina is a foreigner in every way, although she was ...
... fortunate for you that I like you. You! You like me? In truth, you act as though you did! Besides, you are a stranger, Signora Baronessa, and ...
... we went ourselves. The baroness-you know, the lady who went with us to the Pantheon-is going with us to-night. It was the first time Hedwig had mentioned ...
... feet, that someone is Signor Cardegna. By this time Nino had recognised the propriety of temporising that is to say, of letting the baroness's ...
... and wait till he goes. You may listen if you choose. She spoke authoritatively. I will not, answered Nino, in a determined whisper. ...