The Isle of Unrest
by Henry Seton Merriman
Publisher: Smith, Elder & Co. 1900
Number of pages: 386
The afternoon sun was lowering towards a heavy bank of clouds hanging still and sullen over the Mediterranean. A mistral was blowing. The last yellow rays shone fiercely upon the towering coast of Corsica, and the windows of the village of Olmeta glittered like gold...
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