Salammbo: A Romance of Ancient Carthage

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CHAPTER VI.
HANNO.

"I OUGHT to have carried her away!" Mâtho said to Spendius during that evening. "I should have seized and abducted her from her palace! No one would have dared resist me!"

Spendius did not heed this as he lay on his back refreshing himself with delight beside a large jar of honey-water, wherein he would from time to time plunge his head, in order to drink more copiously.

Mâtho resumed: "What is to be done . . . .. How can we re-enter Carthage?"

"I do not know," answered Spendius.

This impassibility exasperated Mâtho, who exclaimed:

"What! The blame is yours! You led me; then you desert me, coward that you are! Why then should I obey you? Do you believe yourself my master? Oh! panderer, slave, son of slaves!" He ground his teeth in wrath, and lifted his large hand over Spendius.

The Greek did not respond. A clay sconce burned

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction. ix
  • Chapter I - The Feast. 1
  • Chapter II - At Sicca. 26
  • Chapter III - Salammbo 55
  • Chapter IV - Under the Walls of Carthage. 66
  • Chapter V - Tanit. 91
  • Chapter VI - Hanno. 112
  • Chapter VII - Hamilcar Barca. 140
  • Chapter VIII - The Battle of the Macar. 192
  • Chapter IX - The Campaign. 218
  • Chapter X - The Serpent 239
  • Chapter XI - In the Tent. 256
  • Chapter XII - The Aqueduct 282
  • Chapter XIII - Moloch. 309
  • Chapter XIV - The Defile of the Battle-Axe. 358
  • Chapter XV - Mâtho. 409
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