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' I'M WORTH robbing this time, Nero,' he said. 'We had better beware.' He returned by different ways and rode into Verona a few days later to find lodgings for Kit.

He was anxious that the volatile spirit he had sworn to keep safe should have room to spread his wings, away from the mood of self-destruction. He liked the feel of the mediaeval me·di·ae·val  
adj.
Variant of medieval.


mediaeval
Adjective

same as medieval

Adj. 1.
 town of Verona, as yet untouched by the hand of Palladio, though by the gap-toothed look of some of the squares, it would not be long coming. It took some time to find what he wanted.

The Great Lie He settled at last on a small balconied house in a tiny square courtyard, tucked away behind one of the main streets of the town. Marlowe would not have far to go to find company, and the place was well-found and clean. Nick took the house, engaged a cheerful young woman to keep it and set off back to Venice. It was an exhausted young man who arrived on the Rialto Rialto, city (1990 pop. 72,388), San Bernardino co., S Calif., a residential suburb of San Bernardino; inc. 1911. The city has greatly expanded as a result of the economic and demographic growth of the southern California area.  to find Marlowe spitting but writing.

by Myrrha Stanford-Smith In his absence, Marlowe had been busy. His young companion travelled light, and had left his baggage behind.

Marlowe had been through it and found Nick's journal.

His orders Nick had prudently taken with him. He had a small aptitude for accurate drawing, and the book was full of tiny sketches; the interior of the Rose, a voluptuous beauty in Oporto, the rocky heights of Gibraltar and Marlowe himself as a Jew.

There were more practical diagrams, maps and notes, not so much a journal as a campaign notebook. Marlowe read on avidly, piqued to find little reference to himself other than his health and the state of his bowels. He found the little drawings charming however, especially those of Malta. He was admiring one of heavy-laden donkeys climbing the parched parch  
v. parched, parch·ing, parch·es

v.tr.
1. To make extremely dry, especially by exposure to heat: The midsummer sun parched the earth.
 hillside to the fort, when he noticed something else. He peered closer, and made out some fine detail as to the disposition of guns.

Marlowe was beginning to have a healthy respect for Nicholas Rokesby.

Venice was well documented already. Hosts of miniature piazzas, bridges and grand porticos filled the margins. Some little maps were adorned a·dorn  
tr.v. a·dorned, a·dorn·ing, a·dorns
1. To lend beauty to: "the pale mimosas that adorned the favorite promenade" Ronald Firbank.

2.
 with tiny crosses, each with its minute cypher See cipher. .

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Date:Jul 12, 2012
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