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The Nameless Castle - Part 1. Cythera's Brigade - Chapter 4 The Nameless Castle - Part 1. Cythera's Brigade - Chapter 4

The Nameless Castle - Part 1. Cythera's Brigade - Chapter 4
PART I. CYTHERA'S BRIGADE CHAPTER IVWhile the ensnared conspirators against the state were receiving sentence in one district of Paris, in another district the inhabitants were entertaining themselves. Paris does not mourn very long. Paris is like the earth: one half of it is always illumined by the sun. On this fateful evening the incroyables and the merveilleuses were amusing themselves within the walls of the Palace of Narcissus. The members of Cythera's Brigade took great pains to make outsiders believe that they never troubled themselves about that half of the world which was in shadow--that half called politics. In the... Long Stories - Post by : olecram - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 1088

The Nameless Castle - Part 1. Cythera's Brigade - Chapter 3 The Nameless Castle - Part 1. Cythera's Brigade - Chapter 3

The Nameless Castle - Part 1. Cythera's Brigade - Chapter 3
PART I. CYTHERA'S BRIGADE CHAPTER IIIAt ten o'clock the next morning the old gentleman paid a visit to his little guest. This time the child was really asleep, and opened her eyes only when the curtains were drawn back and the light from the window fell on her face. "How kind of you to waken me, monsieur!" she said, smiling; she was in a good humor, as children are who have slept well. "I have slept splendidly. This bed is as good as my own at home. And how delightful not to hear my governess scolding! You never scold, do you,... Long Stories - Post by : olecram - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 1999

The Nameless Castle - Part 1. Cythera's Brigade - Chapter 2 The Nameless Castle - Part 1. Cythera's Brigade - Chapter 2

The Nameless Castle - Part 1. Cythera's Brigade - Chapter 2
PART I. CYTHERA'S BRIGADE CHAPTER IIWhen the younger of the two men stepped into the street he carried in his arms a little girl wrapped in a faded red shawl, to whom he was speaking encouragingly, in tones loud enough for any passer-by to hear: "I know the little countess will be able to find her mama's palace; for there is a fountain in front of it in which there is a stone man with a three-pronged fork, and a stone lady with a fish-tail! Oh, yes; we shall be sure to find it; and very soon we shall be with... Long Stories - Post by : olecram - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 1759

The Nameless Castle - Part 1. Cythera's Brigade - Chapter 1 The Nameless Castle - Part 1. Cythera's Brigade - Chapter 1

The Nameless Castle - Part 1. Cythera's Brigade - Chapter 1
PART I. CYTHERA'S BRIGADE CHAPTER IA snow-storm was raging with such vigor that any one who chanced to be passing along the silent thoroughfare might well have believed himself in St. Petersburg instead of in Paris, in the Rue des Ours, a side street leading into the Avenue St. Martin. The street, never a very busy one, was now almost deserted, as was also the avenue, as it was yet too early for vehicles of various sorts to be returning from the theatre. The street-lamps on the corners had not yet been lighted. In front of one of those old-fashioned houses... Long Stories - Post by : olecram - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 811

The Nameless Castle - Introduction The Nameless Castle - Introduction

The Nameless Castle - Introduction
Translated from the Hungarian Under the Author's supervision By S. E. BOGGS 1898 INTRODUCTION TO THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF MY WORKS This is not the first occasion upon which it has been my good fortune to win appreciation and approval for my works from the reading public of the United States. Up to the present, however, it has often been under difficulties; for many of my works which have been published in the English tongue were not translated from the original Hungarian text, while others, through want of a final perusal, were introduced to the public marred by numerous faults. In... Long Stories - Post by : olecram - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 1234

Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 28. A Day Of Reckoning Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 28. A Day Of Reckoning

Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 28. A Day Of Reckoning
CHAPTER XXVIII. A DAY OF RECKONINGVictory had neither glossed over nor defeat buried from sight those dishonest army contracts. Louder and louder grew the murmurs against the fraud that had contributed so disastrously to the unhappy issue of the war, until at last a high military officer opened his mouth and declared, emphatically, "The parties responsible for such an outrage deserve to be hanged!" Soon after this bold utterance a decree went forth for an investigation of the scandal and the condign punishment of the guilty ones. Confusion and panic followed in more than one family of exalted station. A nobleman... Long Stories - Post by : imthu - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 2310

Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 27. An Hour Of Trial Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 27. An Hour Of Trial

Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 27. An Hour Of Trial
CHAPTER XXVII. AN HOUR OF TRIALManasseh and those with him were taken prisoners and sent to Bresci. What befell them there is matter of history. Adorjan was surprised one morning by the receipt of the following: a coffee-coloured uniform, trimmed with red cord and its collar adorned with gold lace; a handsome sword in a gold-mounted scabbard; and an official document from the Italian war office, appointing him major of the battalion with which he had been taken prisoner. The sight of these most unexpected presents could not but thrill Manasseh with pride and exultation. Now at last it was in... Long Stories - Post by : imthu - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 1201

Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 26. Solferino Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 26. Solferino

Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 26. Solferino
CHAPTER XXVI. SOLFERINOOne of the most momentous battles in history was in progress, and the battalion in which Manasseh Adorjan still served as a sergeant stood from early morning until afternoon among the reserves, watching the fight. Leaning on his gun, Manasseh thoughtfully observed the transformation of that earthly paradise into a scene of slaughter. He thought how, in times of peace, the cry of a single human being in distress would call ready succour and excite the warmest sympathy; but now, when men were dying by thousands, their fellows looked on in the coldest indifference. He asked himself whether this... Long Stories - Post by : imthu - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 2497

Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 22. The Hand Of Fate Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 22. The Hand Of Fate

Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 22. The Hand Of Fate
CHAPTER XXII. THE HAND OF FATEThrough the main street of Abrudbanya rode two men, one of them wearing an overcoat with silver buttons over his Wallachian dress, and a tuft of heron's feathers in his cap, while at his side hung a curved sword, pistols protruded from his holsters, and a rifle lay across his saddle-bow. His face had nothing of the Wallachian peasant in its features or expression. The other horseman, however, who rode at some paces' distance in the rear, was manifestly of the peasant class. The horses' hoofs awoke the echoes of the vacant street. Silence and desolation... Long Stories - Post by : imthu - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 910

Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 21. The Spy Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 21. The Spy

Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 21. The Spy
CHAPTER XXI. THE SPYAlbeit the earth reeked with blood in those days, yet the spring of 1849 saw the flowers blooming in as great profusion as ever, as if God's blessing had been vying with man's curse to see which should outdo the other. On a beautiful afternoon in May, Blanka and Anna, with Manasseh and Aaron, were climbing a steep and tortuous mountain path. Manasseh had his portfolio and some few other implements of his craft, while Aaron carried the ladies' wraps and lunch-basket. With the exception of iron-shod alpenstocks, none of the party were armed. The two men walked... Long Stories - Post by : imthu - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 1688

Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 20. Mirth And Mourning Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 20. Mirth And Mourning

Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 20. Mirth And Mourning
CHAPTER XX. MIRTH AND MOURNINGMeanwhile preparations were going forward in Toroczko for the approaching nuptials. All preliminaries had been duly attended to, Blanka had joined the Unitarian Church, and nothing now stood in the way of her marriage to Manasseh. In the courtyard to the rear of the Adorjan family mansion stood a little house, containing two rooms and a kitchen, which Aaron secretly fitted up in genuine Toroczko style, with carved hard-wood furniture, a row of pegs running around the wall and hung with a fine array of glazed earthenware mugs, and an old-fashioned dresser filled with pottery and a... Long Stories - Post by : imthu - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 722

Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 19. A Midnight Council Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 19. A Midnight Council

Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 19. A Midnight Council
CHAPTER XIX. A MIDNIGHT COUNCILWhile blood was being shed on the banks of the Theiss, on the slopes of the Carpathians, and in the mountains of Transylvania, life at the Austrian capital went on much as usual. A grand ball given by the Marchioness Caldariva made its due claim on the attention of the fashionable world. After the last note of the orchestra had died away and the last guest had departed, Prince Cagliari led the fair hostess to her boudoir. "How did it please you?" asked the prince, referring to the evening's entertainment. "Not at all," replied the other, throwing... Long Stories - Post by : imthu - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 962

Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 18. Toroczko Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 18. Toroczko

Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 18. Toroczko
CHAPTER XVIII. TOROCZKOIt was a new world to Blanka,--that busy mining community clouds of black smoke from the tall chimneys of the smelting works and iron foundries met the eye in every direction, and the cheerful hum of toil constantly saluted the ear. The Adorjan family gave the newcomer a most hearty welcome. With Anna, Manasseh's twin sister, the girl whom Benjamin Vajdar had so cruelly wronged, Blanka felt already acquainted. They embraced without waiting for an introduction, and when they drew back to scan each other's faces, they could hardly see for the tears that filled their eyes. Blanka... Long Stories - Post by : imthu - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 3002

Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 17. In Porlik Grotto Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 17. In Porlik Grotto

Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 17. In Porlik Grotto
CHAPTER XVII. IN PORLIK GROTTOComplying with his brother's instructions, Aaron broke up his quarters at Balyika Cave early the next morning, and, descending with Blanka to the bed of the stream, led her up the valley to Porlik Grotto, one of nature's wonders known to few and seldom visited. From the top of its high-arched entrance hung cornel-bushes with brown leaves and red berries, while luxuriant wild grape-vines, with pendant clusters of ripe fruit, climbed upward from below to meet them, the whole thus forming an almost perfect screen before the opening. Through the screen, however, an observant eye caught the... Long Stories - Post by : imthu - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 2907

Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 16. A Desperate Hazard Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 16. A Desperate Hazard

Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 16. A Desperate Hazard
CHAPTER XVI. A DESPERATE HAZARDAfter finishing his letter, Manasseh took a number of banknotes out of his pocketbook and put them into his waistcoat pocket, and then softly slipped the pocketbook itself, with his letter, under Aaron's pillow. On Blanka's pure brow, as she lay asleep, he gently pressed a parting kiss, after which he heaped fresh fuel on the fire, stole out of the cave, saddled his horse, and rode away into the darkness. The signal-fire on Monastery Heights showed him where to find the Wallachian camp. No outposts challenged his progress, and he made his way unmolested to the... Long Stories - Post by : imthu - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 2823

Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 12. A Ghostly Visitant Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 12. A Ghostly Visitant

Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 12. A Ghostly Visitant
CHAPTER XII. A GHOSTLY VISITANTIt was the irony of fate that the mansion which had been assigned as a permanent dwelling-place to the woman condemned to a life of asceticism, had been originally fitted up as a fairy love-palace for a beautiful creature, possessed of an unquenchable thirst for the fleeting joys of this earthly existence. Over the richly carved mantelpiece in Blanka's sleeping-room was what looked like a splendid bas-relief in marble. It was in reality no bas-relief at all, but a wonderfully skilful bit of painting, so cleverly imitating the sculptor's chisel that even a closer inspection failed to... Long Stories - Post by : imthu - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 929

Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 11. The Decision Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 11. The Decision

Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 11. The Decision
CHAPTER XI. THE DECISIONGabriel Zimandy came to the princess one day with a very downcast mien. "Our case makes no headway," he lamented, "and the reason is that your advocate is a Protestant. Now there are two ways to remedy this: either you must dismiss me and engage a Roman Catholic lawyer, or I must turn Roman Catholic myself. The latter is the shorter and simpler expedient." Blanka thought him in fun, and began to laugh. But Zimandy maintained his solemnity of manner. "You see, Princess," he went on, "I am ready to renounce the faith of my fathers and incur... Long Stories - Post by : imthu - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 2011

Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 10. The Fourteenth Paragraph Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 10. The Fourteenth Paragraph

Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 10. The Fourteenth Paragraph
CHAPTER X. THE FOURTEENTH PARAGRAPHBlanka was now like a boy who fears to stay at home alone, and to whom his father has therefore given a loaded gun as a security. The lad has a shuddering eagerness to encounter a burglar, that he may try his weapon on him, never doubting but that he can kill a giant if need be. Let the robbers come if they wish; he is armed and ready for them. In this confidence Blanka's entire mood underwent a change: she became light-hearted almost to the point of unrestrained gaiety. At the very door of her hotel... Long Stories - Post by : imthu - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 792

Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 9. The Anonymous Letter Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 9. The Anonymous Letter

Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 9. The Anonymous Letter
CHAPTER IX. THE ANONYMOUS LETTERNo sooner had her lawyer left her than a letter was delivered to Blanka by one of the hotel servants. It was unsigned, and to the following effect: "PRINCESS CAGLIARI:--Be cautious. Prince Cagliari is carrying out a fiendish scheme against you. Like yourself, he is bent on securing a divorce, but only that he may marry you to his protege and favourite. He is even capable of selling his own wife. Hitherto you have been Cagliari's wife, and the Marchioness Caldariva his mistress; now he wishes to reverse these relations, and make... Long Stories - Post by : imthu - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 2027

Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 8. An Unwelcome Visitor Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 8. An Unwelcome Visitor

Manasseh: A Romance Of Transylvania - Chapter 8. An Unwelcome Visitor
CHAPTER VIII. AN UNWELCOME VISITOROne day, when Blanka announced her intention of visiting the Colosseum for the purpose of sketching it, Gabriel Zimandy declared that he could not be one of the party, and the two ladies must get along without his escort. He said he was going to the Lateran, in his client's interest, and added that he had just received unwelcome news from Manasseh. "Then you have told him what brought us to Rome," said the princess. "Are you angry with me for doing so?" asked the advocate. "No, no; you were quite right. What word does he send... Long Stories - Post by : imthu - Date : May 2012 - Author : Maurus Jokai - Read : 3218