Chapter 1: Venice.
"I suppose you never have such nights as these in that misty island of yours, Francisco?"
"Yes, we have," the other said stoutly. "I have seen just as bright nights on the Thames. I have stood down by Paul's Stairs and watched the reflection of the moon on the water, and the lights of the houses on the bridge, and the passing boats, just as we are doing now.
"But," he added honestly, "I must confess that we do not have such... more...