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Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf (Paperback) Loot Price: R605
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Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf (Paperback): George W.M. Reynolds

Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf (Paperback)

George W.M. Reynolds

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Excerpt: ...the one in which he found himself suddenly involved, were by no means uncommon in the East; and that ladies of the most unimpeachable virtue, as well as of the highest rank, frequently accorded interviews of this private nature to those men who were fortunate enough to merit their attention-such visits being the first step toward matrimonial connections. But then he remembered that he was a Christian, and the fair object of his devotion was probably of the Moslem faith. What, then, would be the result? Was some wealthy lady of high rank about to abandon her creed for his sake? or would the sacrifice of his faith be required as the only condition on which his complete happiness might be achieved? He knew not-cared but little; it was sufficient for him that he was to meet the charming being whose image had never once quitted his mind, from the first moment he had seen her in the bezestein Even before the appointed hour was Alessandro pacing the square in front of the splendid temple which the Sultan Selim-the conqueror of Egypt-had erected, and which bore his imperial name. At length the agent, for whom he waited, made his appearance. This man, though actually a Turkish dependent in the service of the Florentine Envoy, was, as before stated, neither more nor less than one of the numerous spies placed by the reis-effendi round the person of that embassador. Alessandro was aware of this, in consequence of the offers and representations that had been made to him through the means of this agent, and though the youth suspected that the man knew more concerning the beauteous idol of his heart than he had chosen to admit, yet he had seen enough to convince him of the inutility of questioning him on that head. It was, therefore, in silence that Alessandro followed his guide through several by-streets down to the margin of the waters of the Golden Horn. There a boat, in which two rowers and a female slave were seated, was waiting. "Here, must you...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2012
First published: August 2012
Authors: George W.M. Reynolds
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 336
ISBN-13: 978-1-153-80297-0
Categories: Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Horror & ghost stories
Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Myth & legend told as fiction
LSN: 1-153-80297-X
Barcode: 9781153802970

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