By H. Rider Haggard, Norman Nodel
Buy of this e-book contains loose trial entry to www.million-books.com the place you could learn greater than 1000000 books at no cost. this is often an OCR version with typos. Excerpt from ebook: bankruptcy Xv. Of The dinner party Of Cleopatra; Of The Melting Of The Pearl; Of The announcing Of Harmachis; And Of Cleopatra's vow of affection. at the 3rd evening the ceremonial dinner was extra ready within the corridor of the nice residence that have been put aside to using Cleopatra, and in this evening its splendour used to be better even than at the nights prior to. For the twelve couches that have been set in regards to the desk have been embossed with gold and people of Cleopatra and Antony have been of gold set with jewels. The dishes additionally have been all of gold set with jewels, the partitions have been hung with crimson cloths sewn with gold, and at the flooring, coated with a internet of gold, clean roses have been strewn ankle- deep, that because the slaves trod them despatched up their body spray. once more i used to be bidden to face, with Charmion and Iras and Merira, in the back of the sofa of Cleopatra, and, like a slave, from timeto time name out the hours as they flew. And there being no aid, I went chilly at middle; yet this I swore—it might be for the final time, due to the fact that i couldn't endure that disgrace. For although i wouldn't but think what Charmion informed me—that Cleopatra was once approximately to turn into the affection of Antony —yet i'll not more undergo this ignominy and torture. For from Cleopatra now I had no phrases keep reminiscent of a Queen speaks to her slave, and methinks it gave her darkish middle excitement to torment me. therefore it got here to cross that I, the Pharaoh, topped of Khem, stood between eunuchs and waiting-women at the back of the sofa of Egypt's Queen whereas the dinner party went merrily and the wine-cup handed. And ever Antony sat, his eyes mounted upon the face of Cleopatra, who now and then allow her deep look lose itself in his, after which for a short time their speak died away. For he informed her stories of struggle and of deeds that he had done—ay, and love-jests reminiscent of usually are not meet for the ears of wom...
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