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Summary of the Book 'A Venetian Night Entertainment':
The descent of man.--The mission of Jane.--The other two.--The quicksand.--The dilettante.--The reckoning.--Expiation.--The ladys maids bell.--A Venetian nights entertainment.
Excerpts from the Book 'A Venetian Night Entertainment':
... Tony's fancy. His unformulated criticism on the others was that they lacked action. True, in the view of St. Peter's an experienced-looking ... ... doles to maimed beggars or having their pockets picked by slippery-looking fellows in black-the whole with such an air of ease and good-humour that ... ... shoreward in the Hepzibah's gig. A moment more and he was in the thick of it! Here was the very world of the old print, only suffused ... ... in the laugh, and this incident bridging the preliminaries, the two young men were presently hobnobbing over a glass of Canary in front of one ... ... They go to Benediction, said the Count. A beautiful sight, with many lights and flowers. It is a pity you cannot take a peep at ... ... And that was her father? Assuredly: young ladies of Donna Polixena's rank do not go abroad save with their parents or a duenna. ... ... save for the many lights twinkling under the arcade and in the windows of the gaming-rooms above it. Tony by this time had regained ... ... was showing a clean pair of heels to his escort. On he sped, cleaving the crowd like a flood-tide in Gloucester bay, diving under the first arch ... ... an ambassador. Here a wave of mirth again overran Polixena's face. Oh, sir, you must pardon my poor girl's mistake. She heard you speaking ... ... a moment? I am in dreadful trouble, and now perhaps I have brought trouble on you also- Oh, my father! I hear my father coming! She turned ... ... Of what does he accuse her? Of sending you, just now, in the church of Saint Mark's, a letter which you were seen to read openly ... ... father, dashing his hand on his hilt, broke into furious invective, while the Marquess continued to nurse his outraged feelings aloof. ... ... him haughtily, with a look which was meant for the Marquess. And what obligation is that? To repair the wrong you have done-in other words, ... ... you in the custody of your betrothed. He stepped back, and the other gentlemen, bowing with deep ceremony to Tony, stalked out one by ... ... yourself to that brute! Impossible! He has a dreadful name for violence-his gondolier has told my little maid such tales of him! ... ... ARE rich, are you not? You would promise them a ransom? she persisted. To enable you to marry the Marquess? To enable you to ... ... and she leaned against the wall a few feet off from him. Her breast throbbed under its lace and falbalas, and her eyes swam with terror ... ... He thought she had turned light-headed, and advanced to her with soothing words but she held him quietly at arm's length, and as he ... ... and small-swords, who led between them Tony's late friends the magnificoes, now as sorry a looking company as the law ever landed in her net. ... ... series character Jemima Shore. It includes such settings as the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. The book includes murderous drama, black comedy, ...