Dark Angel

ISBN 13: 9781555601942

Dark Angel

 
9781555601942: Dark Angel

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. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ... roofed with vine, a flight of steps led up to the front door, above a garage and the kitchens. The big window of the salotto looked out across the bay over the town to the next headland. A balcony ran along the front of the house on to which it opened. Behind it rose the hillside dotted with trees, including the ubiquitous olive." 'You like it? You could be happy here?' Angelo asked. 'I'm sure I could. It's lovely.' She looked at him gratefully. 'You're very good to me, Angelo.' He smiled a little wryly. 'You will reward me no doubt when the time comes,' he suggested meaningly. She flushed painfully and turned her head away. 'I'll do my best.' But there was no warmth in her voice, and she pleated her dress between nervous fingers. Angelo studied her with a slight frown. They were standing on the balcony outside the salotto. The sun poured down upon the girl, illuminating her fair hair, so that it shone like silver gilt; her white dress and pure profile gave her a virginal appearance. He wondered if she were frigid, but the curves of her mouth belied such a supposition. In spite of the episode with Desmond, he guessed she was still unawakened. It would be his privilege to arouse her, and his breathing quickened at the prospect. Francesca glanced at him in time to catch his expression, and a trapped look crept into her beautiful eyes. 'Dio mio!' Angelo exclaimed violently. 'Are you afraid of me, Francesca?' She laughed nervously. 'Not really, only... well, I've never been married before.' But you would not have been apprehensive with that other fellow?" he asked, and she sensed his jealousy. 'I knew him so much better than I do you,' she pointed out. He threw out his hands in exasperation. 'What can I do to make you know me better? To kill this...

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