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Among the Brigands   By: (1833-1880)

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Among the Brigands

By Prof. James de Mille

H. M. Caldwell Company Publishers New York and Boston

Entered according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1871, by Lee and Shepard in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

Among the Brigands



Stranger in a strange Land. A Citadel of Trunks. Besieged. Retreat in good Order. A most tremendous Uproar. Kicks! Thumps! Smash of Chairs! Crash of Tables! A general Row! The Cry for Help! The Voice of David! The Revelation of the Darkness! The fiery Eyes! The Unseen! The Revelation of the Mystery. A general Flight.


How in the World did it get there? A joyous Ride. Hark! Hark! The Dogs do bark! Beggars come to Town; some in Rags, some in Tags, and some in a tattered Gown! A pleasant Meditation on a classic Past very rudely, unexpectedly, tad even savagely interrupted, and likely to terminate in a Tragedy! Perilous Position of David and Clive.


Out into the Country. The Drive. The glorious Land. Sorrento and eternal Summer. The Cave of Polyphemus. The Cathedral The mysterious Image. What is it? David Relic hunting. A Catastrophe. Chased by a Virago. The Town roused. Besieged. A desperate Onset Flight Last of the Virago.


Salerno and the sulky Driver. Paestum and its Temples. A great Sensation. An unpleasant Predicament Is the Driver a Traitor? Is he in League with Bandits? Arguments about the Situation, and what each thought about it.


They discuss the Situation. They prepare to foot it A toilsome Walk, and a happy Discovery. The Language of Signs once more. The Mountain Cavalcade. Bob's Ambition. Its results. Bob vanishes. Consternation of the Donkey Boy. Consternation of the Cavalcade. "E Perduto!".


Flight of Both Difference between a tame Donkey and a wild Ass. Carried off to the Mountains. The headlong Course. The Mountain Pass. The Journey's End. Ill omened Place. Confounded by a new Terror. The Brigands.


The Lurking place of the Brigands. The captive Boy. The hideous Household. The horrible old Hag. The slattern Woman. The dirty Children. The old Crone and the evil Eye. Despondency of Bob. Is Escape possible? Night. Imprisoned. The Bed of Straw. Outlook into the Night from the Prison Windows.


The worn out Captive. Light Slumbers. Fearful Wakening. The stealthy Step. The overmastering Horror. The lone Boy confronted by his Enemy. The hungry Eyes. Is it real, or a Nightmare? The supreme Moment.


The Cavalcade in Pursuit Hopes and Fears. Theories about the lost Boy. A new Turn to Affairs. Explanations. On to Salerno. Inquiries. Baffled. Fresh Consternation and Despondency. The last Hope.


The captive Boy and his grisly Visitant The Hand on his Head. Denouement. The Brigand Family. The old Crone. The Robber Wife. The Brigand Children. A Revolution of Feeling. The main Road. The Carriage. In Search of Bob.


The Return. The tender Adieus. Back to Salerno. On to Castellamare. A pleasant Scene. An unpleasant Discovery. David among the Missing. Woes of Uncle Moses. Deliberations over the Situation. Various Theories. The Vengeance of the Enemy. Back to Sorrento in Search of the lost One.


The Waking of David. A glorious Scene. A Temptation. David embarks upon the wide, wide Sea. Youth at the Prow and Pleasure at the Helm. A daring Navigator. A baffled and confounded Navigator. Lost! Lost! Lost! Despair of David. At the Mercy of Wind and Sea. The Isle of the Brigands. The Brigand Chief.


David captured. The big, bluff, burly, brusque, bearded, broad shouldered, beetle browed Bully of a Brigand. A terrific Inquisition. David's Plea for Mercy. The hard hearted Captor and the trembling Captive... Continue reading book >>

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