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A Venetian June   By: (1853-1916)

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A VENETIAN JUNE

By Anna Fuller

A Literary Courtship A Venetian June Peak and Prairie Pratt Portraits Later Pratt Portraits One of the Pilgrims Katherine Day A Bookful of Girls

The Thunderhead Lady By Anna Fuller and Brian Read

A VENETIAN JUNE

by

ANNA FULLER

With 16 Illustrations in Color by Frederick S. Coburn

[Illustration: "May watched the yacht until it disappeared from sight"]

New York & London G. P. Putnam's Sons The Knickerbocker Press

Copyright, 1896 by G. P. Putnam's Sons

Copyright, 1913 by G. P. Putnam's Sons

23d Printing

The Knickerbocker Press, New York

To

ELENA

If from the flower of thy perfect gift One drop of cordial be distilled, 'tis thine.

Contents

CHAPTER PAGE

I. VENICE 3

II. A VENETIAN THOROUGHFARE 13

III. A PAIR OF POLLYS 25

IV. A REVERIE 37

V. THE SIGNORA 49

VI. A FESTA 65

VII. GATHERING POPPIES 87

VIII. THE PULSE OF THE SEA 109

IX. BY WAYS OF VENICE 129

X. A BENEDICTION 145

XI. AT TORCELLO 163

XII. A PROMOTION 179

XIII. ILLUMINATIONS 197

XIV. A SUMMER'S DAY 219

XV. JUNE ROSES 239

XVI. A SURRENDER 253

XVII. THE SERENATA 269

XVIII. SEARCH LIGHTS 285

XIX. "DECUS ET PRAESIDIUM" 301

Illustrations

PAGE

"MAY WATCHED THE YACHT UNTIL IT DISAPPEARED FROM SIGHT" Frontispiece

"BETWEEN FROWNING WALLS AND LOW ARCHED BRIDGES" 4

"TIME WORN PALACES, AND THE DARKLY DOUBTFUL WATER AT THEIR BASE" 6

"ON A STONE BRIDGE, LEANING AGAINST THE IRON RAILING, STOOD A WOMAN IN A SULPHUR SHAWL" 8

"THEY WERE PASSING THE CHARMING LITTLE GOTHIC PALACE KNOWN AS THE HOUSE OF DESDEMONA" 14

"THEY HAD MOUNTED TO THE HIGH GALLERY THAT SPANS THE SPACE BETWEEN PILLAR AND PILLAR" 50

"THE GONDOLA IS THE CENTRE OF EVERYTHING; IT IS VENICE AND A LIVING CREATURE BESIDES" 72

"NOW AND THEN THEY STOPPED AT SOME DOORWAY OPENING UPON THE WATER, WHERE THEY LANDED" 138

"A COURTYARD EMBELLISHED BY AN EXQUISITE OLD STONE STAIRCASE" 140

"THE MADONNAS, UNDER THEIR IRON CANOPIES, LOOKED DOWN, SERENE AND BENEFICENT" 142

"WHERE THE LOVELIEST OF ALL THE PARASOL MADONNAS KEEPS GUARD OVER THE STILL LAGOON" 166

"THE MORNING WAS TRULY VENETIAN, SOFT AND FAIR AS A DREAM" 170

"UNDER THE BEAUTIFUL COLONNADE OF THE CATHEDRAL" 172

"MAY WATCHED THE WATER LOGGED CRAFT AS IT VANISHED UNDER A DISTANT BRIDGE" 224

"THE SERENATA" 272

"IT SEEMS AS IF THE LAGOONS BELONGED TO THEM THIS EVENING" 316

I

Venice

"Si, Signore!"

The gondola stirred gently, as with a long, quiet breath, and a moment later it had pushed its way out from among the thronging craft at the steps of the railway quay, and was gliding with its own leisurely motion across the sunlit expanse of the broad Canal... Continue reading book >>




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