Press enter after choosing selection

Thirty-three Years In A Dungeon

Thirty-three Years In A Dungeon image
Parent Issue
Public Domain
OCR Text

A woman ñas íateiy oeen ionuu ín a secluded cavo near Udino, in Italy, who had been imprísoned thirty-thrre years. In 1844 slie became nttached to au Austxian officer, but her father, i violent hater of the Anstriana, who, at that time, were in possession of that part of Italy where he resided, refused liia consent to a marriage. The girl stated that she would then marry without liis pcrmisBÏon. He dissiniulated liis anger, and, during .1 walk in which lie accompnnied her, he induced her to descend into the cave with hini by nieans of a ropo lad er, with a vieiv of examining it. He was the first to asoend to the surface, and, witlidrnwing the ladder, left hei'. She was kept regnlarly supplied with food and clothing. At lier father's death, her sister, whose hatred toward the Austrians was equally great, continucd the impiïsonment. The unfortunate woman, on her liberation, had a complexión of doatli-like pallor, eaused by the darkness in which she had long lived, and her voice had departed, through constant cries during the early part of her sequestration for help. Shecould hj only in a Loarse whisper. ■'(


Old News
Michigan Argus