[COMPLETE] Unto Caesar by Emma Orczy-ans

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Post by AdeledePignerolles » July 26th, 2017, 7:55 pm

Unto Caesar by Baroness Orczy (1865 - 1947).

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"The State," he said, speaking at least as haughtily as Dea Flavia herself, "hath agreed to accept the sum of twenty aurei for this slave. 'Tis too late now to make further bids for her."

But a pair of large blue eyes, cold as the waters of the Tiber and like unto them mysterious and elusive, were turned fully on the speaker.

"Too late didst thou say, oh Taurus Antinor?" said Dea Flavia raising her pencilled eyebrows with a slight expression of scorn, "nay! I had not seen the hammer descend! The girl until then is not sold, and open to the highest bidder. Or am I wrong, O praefect, in thus interpreting the laws of Rome?"

"This is an exceptional case, Augusta," he retorted curtly.

"Then wilt thou expound to me that law which deals with such exceptional cases?" she rejoined with the same ill-concealed tone of gentle irony. "I had never heard of it; so I pray thee enlighten mine ignorance. Of a truth thou must know the law, since thou didst swear before the altar of the gods to uphold it with all thy might."

"'Tis not a case of law, Augusta, but one of pity."

The praefect, feeling no doubt the weakness of any argument which aimed at coercing this daughter of the Cæsars, prompted too by his innate respect of the law which he administered, thought it best to retreat from his position of haughty arrogance and to make an appeal, since obviously he could not command. Dea Flavia was quick to note this change of attitude, and her delicate lips parted in a contemptuous smile.

"Dost administer pity as well as law, O Taurus Antinor?" she asked coldly. ( From the book)

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Post by annise » July 26th, 2017, 10:54 pm

I'll set this up, back soon

Anne
Done - were you DPLing or do we need one ?
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Post by AdeledePignerolles » July 27th, 2017, 6:01 am

Thanks so much! I'll be PLing. :)

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Post by AdeledePignerolles » July 27th, 2017, 2:09 pm

The MW is filled in (no chapter names, so that was super fast! :D)

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Post by annise » July 27th, 2017, 2:15 pm

Let's wait a day or so to let people know about it , then go to readers wanted :D

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Post by Elizabby » September 4th, 2017, 2:34 pm

Baroness Orczy! Cool - I haven't read this book but I love all her others, so I'll kick off with Chapter 1, unless you plan to read it yourself?

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Post by AdeledePignerolles » September 4th, 2017, 2:56 pm

This one is just as good as all the rest :D I'm not planning to read it myself, just PL, so I'd love for you to read Chapter 1! I'm surprised no one's claimed any chapters yet :)

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Post by GregLn » November 8th, 2017, 5:53 am

Hi,
Is this still alive?
If so, can I have Chapter 2?

Greg

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Post by Elizabby » November 8th, 2017, 12:24 pm

Thanks for the reminder! Can I have an extension please? I'm coughing too much to record at the moment.

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Post by AdeledePignerolles » November 11th, 2017, 7:16 pm

GregLn wrote:Hi,
Is this still alive?
If so, can I have Chapter 2?

Greg
That would be great, thanks!
Elizabby wrote:Thanks for the reminder! Can I have an extension please? I'm coughing too much to record at the moment.
Certainly! I hope you're better soon!

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Post by AdeledePignerolles » November 19th, 2017, 6:07 pm

Thank you!

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Post by AdeledePignerolles » November 23rd, 2017, 8:43 pm

Chapter 2 is PL OK :D

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Post by Jules8 » December 21st, 2017, 11:43 am

Hello Adele:
Once again I have jump the gun and recorded Chapter 4 and hope it's OK?
The time and URL are as follows:
19.18
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/unt ... _orczy.mp3
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I am also enclosing a photo and hope you get it and are able to open. I only sent it because I understand that your dream is to be a missionary
.My Brother is an artist and painted the Resurrection of Our lord and saviour.
Jules

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Post by AdeledePignerolles » December 23rd, 2017, 7:58 am

Thanks so much! I'll PL soon :D

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