Sylvia's Lovers - Complete

Sylvia's Lovers - Complete

Sylvia's Lovers - Complete


at the north-eastern seashores of britain there's a city referred to as Monkshaven, containing at this time day approximately fifteen thousand population. there have been, besides the fact that, yet part the quantity on the finish of the final century, and it was once at that interval that the occasions narrated within the following pages happened. Monkshaven used to be a reputation now not unknown within the historical past of britain, and traditions of its having been the landing-place of a throneless queen have been present within the city. at the moment there have been a fortified fort at the heights above it, the positioning of which used to be now occupied via a abandoned manor-house; and at a fair previous date than the coming of the queen and coeval with the main historic is still of the fortress, a very good monastery had stood on these cliffs, overlooking the titanic ocean that mixed with the far-off sky. Monkshaven itself used to be equipped via the facet of the Dee, simply the place the river falls into the German Ocean. The significant highway of the city ran parallel to the flow, and smaller lanes branched out of this, and straggled up the perimeters of the steep hill, among which and the river the homes have been pent in. there has been a bridge around the Dee, and hence a Bridge highway working at correct angles to the excessive highway; and at the south facet of the circulation there have been a number of homes of extra pretension, round which lay gardens and fields. It was once in this facet of the city that the neighborhood aristocracy lived. And who have been the good humans of this small city? now not the more youthful branches of the county households that held hereditary country of their manor-houses at the wild bleak moors, that close in Monkshaven nearly as effectively at the land aspect as ever the waters did at the sea-board. No; those previous households stored aloof from the unsavoury but adventurous alternate which introduced wealth to iteration after iteration of definite households in Monkshaven.

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