This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV THE SHEPHERD MAKES ACQUAINTANCES About sunset of the second day after leaving Spoletum, the detachment of ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV THE SHEPHERD MAKES ACQUAINTANCES About sunset of the second day after leaving Spoletum, the detachment of Pedius went clattering into Ravenna, a small seaport on the Adriatic. The road led near the seashore and was thronged with shouting sailors, hawking peddlers, silent merchants, sturdy soldiers, and gazing travelers, jostling and pushing among each other. As the Roman party appeared, all made way for it, and it dashed onward through the crowd. Upon looking down the streets to the right, Caius saw that they seemed full of water. "How is this?" he exclaimed to Sannio. "Has a flood filled the streets?" "No," laughed Sannio. "Ravenna is built partly in the water. If you wish to travel one of these streets, you go in a boat instead of walking or taking a chariot." Caius, Sannio, and two or three others were sent, by the order of Pedius, to lodge for the night at a small inn on the northern side of the town. After their fat, darkfaced host had assigned them their quarters, Sannio said to Caius, "My young friend, Pedius has commanded that I go with you to a merchant and buy suitable clothing for a soldier. Let us forth and do this before we eat." "Well enough," replied Caius. "But I shall claim the right to pay for them." "I have orders to buy them at Caesar's expense," said Sannio. "So there's an end to all discussion of the matter." "Well, I shall keep an account of the cost against a day of settlement," said Caius. "I have little money, but neither Caesar nor any other man shall pay for the clothes I wear." "Keep all the accounts you may, young Proudheart," said Sannio. "I fancy you will have opportunity to pay for all you wish, if you are to be a soldier. Most of them end every year with exactly as much money as they have when...
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Good- Covers show a little wear; book is clean and tight. Stamped for Tarentum, PA High School.; Story written for high school students based on the Standard Bearer described in the "Commentaries of Caesar".
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