The Young Carthaginian
I need not say, Carthalon said carelessly, "that the punishment of the violation of the oath is death. It is so put in our rules. But we are all nobles of Carthage, and nobles do not break their oaths, so we can let that pass. When a man's word is good enough to make him beggar himself in order to discharge a wager, he can be trusted to keep his word in a matter which concerns the lives of a score of his fellows. And now that this business is arranged we can go on with our talk; but first let us have some wine, for all this talking is thirsty work at best."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JeffV - LibraryThing
G.A. Henty was a 19th century author of more than 120 books, many of them written for children. In the case of this book, I'd say it was aimed at 12 to adult. I've read just about every popular ... Read full review
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As an avid fan of Roman and Carthaginian history, I thoroughly enjoyed this easy reading novel. Despite its status as historical fiction, the author presented an interesting account of the 2nd Punic ... Read full review