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Chapter Two Digitally transcribed for the Gardner Francis Fox Adventure Library Click here for an Amazon Kindle eBook   Camerone sprawls like a great green carpet across the Umbrian Apennines.  From the mountain roads which run like broad ribbons across its flatter levels, its stone fortress appears to tower upward as might a massive fist poised to…

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Chapter II Digitally transcribed for the Gardner Francis Fox Adventure Library Click here for an Amazon Kindle eBook Ilarion walked swiftly along the Via Lata, in the cool of early evening. He was no longer the stable-boy in leather and homespun woolens, but a young dandy in slashed maroon velvet trunks and doublet, ornate with crimson…

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Chapter One Digitally transcribed for the Gardner Francis Fox Adventure Library Click here for an Amazon Kindle eBook The man moved swiftly through the shadows of the Via Colonna. It was early fall in this year 1746, and the cool night wind off the Apennines ruffled the folds of the thick greatcoat which sheathed him from…

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Chapter One Digitally transcribed for the Gardner Francis Fox Adventure Library Click here for an Amazon Kindle eBook   The coach came sliding along the storm-wet road to Camerone, its four white horses wildly galloping.  A whip cracked outward over the ears of the straining animals as the frightened driver screamed for more speed.  He was driving…

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Chapter Two Digitally transcribed for the Gardner Francis Fox Adventure Library Click here for an Amazon Kindle eBook  THEY WERE HALFWAY TO Moscow when they heard the wolves.  At first they were no more than a faint sound upon the wind, but as the droshky, in which Marina Radinefski sat wrapped in furs with Sergei beside…

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Chapter 3 Digitally transcribed for the Gardner Francis Fox Adventure Library Click here for an Amazon Kindle eBook BLACK SMOKE lifted from the burning cottages like a pall ascending into the clean blue Lombardy sky. A dozen men, wearing steel caps and shirts of chain mail, topped by short jerkins bearing the red-swan crest of Croma,…

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Chapter 2 Digitally transcribed for the Gardner Francis Fox Adventure Library Click here for an Amazon Kindle eBook The OLD MAN removed his straw hat and wiped at his forehead with the long, dirty sleeve of his shirt. His face was the color of newly tanned leather. Against it the white of his beard and hair…

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Chapter I Digitally transcribed for the Gardner Francis Fox Adventure Library Click here for an Amazon Kindle eBook He drove in and out of the torch-lit room, his long blade a slash of red fire before him. His feet slapped the wooden flooring as he executed a flanconade or slid into the rhythmic movement of a…

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Chapter One Digitally transcribed for the Gardner Francis Fox Adventure Library Click here for an Amazon Kindle eBook  THE HORSEMAN FLED ACROSS THE GREAT WHITE SNOWFIELD at a mad gallop, his naked chest gleaming in the silver moonlight almost as brightly as the blade of the sword he carried in his big right hand. The wind…

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Chapter 1 Digitally transcribed for the Gardner Francis Fox Adventure Library HE HAD NO HOME. He was a footloose wanderer. An adventurer, riding a roan horse down into the valley of the Oglio River in this early fall of the year 1426. His closely cropped yellow hair was fitted with a steel cap, and a leather…