Marietta a Maid of Venice (Classic Reprint)

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The glass-house was guarded from outsiders as carefully as a nunnery, and somewhat resembled a convent in having no windows so situated that curious persons might see from without what went on inside. The place was entered by a low door from the narrow paved path that ran along the canal. In a little vesti bule, ill-lighted by one small grated window, sat the porter, an uncouth old man who rarely answered ques tions, and never opened the door until he had assured himself by a deliberate inspection through the grating that the person who knocked had a right to come in. Marietta remembered him in his den when she had been a little child, and she vaguely supposed that he had always been there. He had been old then, he was not visibly older now, he would probably never die of old age, and if any mortal ill should carry him off, he would surely be replaced by some one exactly like him, who would sleep in the same box bed, sit all day in the same black chair, and eat bread, shellfish and garlic off the same worm-eaten table. There was no other entrance to the glass-house, and there could be no other porter to guard it.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Author(s) - F. Marion Crawford


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ISBN - 9780483137967

Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.8 cm

Page Count - 464


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ISBN - 9781331557074

Dimensions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm

Page Count - 466

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