There Was A Scheme On Foot, It Would Seem, For
Taking The Passenger Back To England In The Same Schooner
scheme, in fact, for keeping him perpetually afloat, and
perpetually saturated with arguments; but when Carrigaholt found
And remembered that the skipperina (who had
imprudently remained on board) was not there to enforce her
suggestions, he was open to the hints of his servant (a very sharp
fellow), who arranged a plan for escaping, and finally brought off
his master to Giuseppini's Hotel.
Our friend afterwards went by sea to Smyrna, and there he now was
in his glory. He had a good, or at all events a gentleman-like,
judgment in matters of taste, and as his great object was to
surround himself with all that his fancy could dictate, he lived in
a state of perpetual negotiation. He was for ever on the point of
purchasing, not only the material productions of the place, but all
sorts of such fine ware as "intelligence," "fidelity," and so on.
He was most curious, however, as the purchaser of the "affections."
Sometimes he would imagine that he had a marital aptitude, and his
fancy would sketch a graceful picture, in which he appeared
reclining on a divan, with a beautiful Greek woman fondly couched
at his feet, and soothing him with the witchery of her guitar.
Having satisfied himself with the ideal picture thus created, he
would pass into action; the guitar he would buy instantly, and
would give such intimations of his wish to be wedded to a Greek, as
could not fail to produce great excitement in the families, of the
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