Isabel: Jewel of Castilla, Spain 1466 (The Royal Diaries)

Isabel: Jewel of Castilla, Spain 1466 (The Royal Diaries) by Carolyn Meyer 0439078059 9780439078054
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Segovia -- 12th of April 1466<P>After Mass this morning, I climbed the narrow, winding stone steps to a window high in one of the castle turrets. I often come up here to see what lies beyond my prison. Segovia is surrounded by four thick walls, each with a heavy wooden gate. The aqueduct built by the Romans more than a thousand years ago stretches to the horizon.<P>Far below the castle, the Eresma River rushes through a narrow gorge. Across the river, flocks of sheep seem to flow like a river themselves. The sheep bleat, their bells tinkle -- I know this, even if I cannot hear them. In the fields beyond the walls, little green shoots of wheat are pushing up. How I yearn to be there instead of here.

Author: Carolyn Meyer

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 208

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Publication Date: 2000-07-01


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