Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Barefoot Emperor : An Ethiopian Tragedy by Philip Marsden

"Vile carcass! How dare you bandy words with your king? Down with the man and beat him till there is not a breath in his worthless body!" Emperor Tewodros II, King of Kings of Ethiopia, was not a man to cross. The poor wretch addressed here was "mashed" to a bloody pulp.

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