’—’Then,’ said the traveller, ’take these two Venetian sequins and give them to your bride, to make herself a pair of earrings.’
"Well, we must put up with that," said the countess, who was herself from one of the oldest Venetian families.
No; a Venetian.
"Ah, to be sure," replied Chateau-Renaud; "the lovely Venetian, is it not?"
I do not think that, for he has complained of feeling almost suffocated, and asked why the Venetian blinds were not opened as well as the windows.
From the apartments on the ground-floor might be heard the sound of music, with the whirl of the waltz and galop, while brilliant streams of light shone through the openings of the Venetian blinds.
—air, liberty, melody of birds, plains of Lombardy, Venetian canals, Roman palaces, the Bay of Naples.
The darkness lasted two hours longer; then by degrees a cold light crept through the Venetian blinds, until at length it revealed the objects in the room.
Monte Cristo quickly appreciated all that Albert had collected here—old cabinets, Japanese porcelain, Oriental stuffs, Venetian glass, arms from all parts of the world—everything was familiar to him; and at the first glance he recognized their date, their country, and their origin.
In a recess was a kind of divan, surmounted with a stand of Arabian swords in silver scabbards, and the handles resplendent with gems; from the ceiling hung a lamp of Venetian glass, of beautiful shape and color, while the feet rested on a Turkey carpet, in which they sunk to the instep; tapestry hung before the door by which Franz had entered, and also in front of another door, leading into a second apartment which seemed to be brilliantly illuminated.
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