By Jane Turner Rylands
From the writer of the acclaimed Venetian Stories, a charming new assortment approximately Venice from the point of view of its citizens. A professor writes lectures on Venetian literature for American millionaires. A baroness falls in love with the architect restoring the traditional palazzo of her husband's kinfolk. An bold gallery proprietor sells a tender artist's paintings swifter than he can paint it. a salesperson reveals the way to journey up a narcissistic race vehicle motive force who appears to be like capable of escape with something. As her characters negotiate the clash among culture and a swiftly altering urban, Jane Turner Rylands attracts us deep right into a society all yet unknown to outsiders.From the alternate Paperback edition.
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Between ragged smoking edges of yellow-grey appeared a streak of blue. " A A The rent in the sky widened. shower of rain spattered over the city, blown aslant on the fresh wind, and suddenly the raindrops glittered, as at night in torchlight; but this glory they reflected was the glory of the Sun. To westward it stood, all alone in heaven, blinding. Ganil stood with the others, face lifted. On his face, on the scar of his burn, he felt the heat of the Sun. He stared at it till his eyes swam with tears, the Circle of Fire, the face of God.
He just realized what kind of accent Lenoir had. "Barry A. Pennywither, Munson my had — "What year is this? What century? Please, Dr. Lenoir The Frenchman looked confused. The meanings words change, as well as their pronunciations. " Barry shouted. — of "Who " . 28 The Wind's Twelve Quarters Lenoir gave a shrug, a French shrug (some things never change). "Louis is king," he said. "Louis the Eleventh. " They stood staring at each other like wooden Indians for some time. Lenoir spoke first. " "Yes.
From guards and fellowprisoners (all his shop was in jail with him except the Shopmaster Lee) he learned that his crime was that of knowing Mede Fairman. Mede stood accused of heresy. He had been seen out on the fields pointing an instrument at the Sun, a device, they said, for measuring distances. He had been trying to measure the distance fourteen generations ago, it. between the earth and God. The prentices were soon let go. On the third day guards came for Ganil, bringing him out into one of the enclosed courts of the College, into the soft, fine rain of early spring.
Across the Bridge of Sighs by Jane Turner Rylands