Download PDF by Mike Reeves-Mcmillan: City Of Masks

By Mike Reeves-Mcmillan

ISBN-10: 0473122138

ISBN-13: 9780473122133

Urban of mask is a swashbuckling event in a atmosphere comparable to Shakespeare's Italy (complete with twins). within the city-state of Bonvidaeo, by means of customized and legislations each person needs to put on a masks and act in personality with it, or face civil, social and spiritual consequences. Gregorius Bass is distributed to Bonvidaeo because the Envoy of Calaria, essentially to get him out from underfoot. Masked because the blameless guy, and within the corporation of his radical younger Bonvidaoan servant, Bass stumbles into secret, intrigue, heresy and homicide.

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I knew nothing of this. Sam: Dogs loosed by a bitch, I have no doubt. Maid: What do you mean? Sam: Your mistress. Maid: I will not have you call her that. Because your friend has abandoned her. . Sam: Is that what she told you? Maid: I will not listen, I will not listen. You need not brave the dogs any more – if there were dogs. More likely some bitch of yours bit you on the leg. Farewell, Samat, I hope your bites fester. Exit, hurrying. Samat stares after her, then exits in the other direction.

What thing? Roi: A thing – my Lady, [crosses to her, takes her hand I have seen a leech today. Lady: I have never known you to be ill ere now. Roi: But now I am, and all is ill until I find the reason, and then ill, ill! Lady: Why, what is the matter? Roi: I have a disease – one of those which pass only between lovers. Lady: And you fear I have it, from our congress? Roi: Lady, I know you have it, but not from our congress. Lady: Why, what do you mean? 37 Roi: You sit here, masked as an innocent, but even when you don the token of having been seduced by me, you are Unmasked.

This was my first sight of the Back Ways, as they are known, at least among the polite (there are other, more opprobrious terms, I am given to understand). Being below the level of the main streets, so that they can pass thereunder without intruding upon the promenade of the gentle, they are drains for all manner of filth and offal – though better so than as it is in our own coun23 try where this same office is served by the gutters of the main streets themselves. The stench was indescribable, but was made far worse than usual by the corpse of the unfortunate mercer, a plump man of middle age – at least, by his clothing he had been plump, and by his wife middle-aged, for he was in such a condition.

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