Carmen and Colomba

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Carmen and Colomba by Prosper Mérimée

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Prosper Mérimée
Penguin Classics
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 Excerpt: ...any one," replied her brother, "and I promise you, I will not let my own ear be slit." "I will never let you set out alone in time of war. Ho! Polo Griffo! Gian' France! Memmo! take your guns; you are to go with my brother." After a pretty keen discussion, Orso was forced to submit, and suffer himself to be attended by an escort. He chose the most impetuous of the goatherds, those who had been loudest in proposing aggressive measures; then, after renewing his injunctions to his sister and to the goatherds who remained behind, he set off on his journey, taking a circuit on this occasion to avoid the house of the Barricini. They had left Pietranera some distance behind them, and were riding forward at a brisk pace, when, as they forded a small brook that emptied itself into a swamp, old Polo Grifib saw several pigs lying comfortably in the mnd, enjoying the double delight of the sunshine and the cold water. Instantly taking aim at the largest of them, he sent a ball through its head and killed it on the spot. The companions of the victim started up and scampered off with surprising agility, and though the other goatherd had a shot at them as they ran, they escaped safe and sound to a thicket where they were quickly lost to sight. "Blockheads!" cried Orso, "you take pigs for wild boars." "No, we don't, Ors' Anton', "replied PoloGrifFo, "but these pigs belong to the barrister; and this will teach him to mutilate our horses." "What, you rascals!" shouted Orso, in a fury. "Do you copy the infamous acts of our enemies 1 Leave me, scoundrels. You are good for nothing but to fight with pigs. I Tow to heaven, that if you dare to follow me, I will break your heads." The goatherds star...


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