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"Unto Caesar" »


By Baroness Emmuska Orczy Orczy

Historical fiction ‌ Christian life – Fiction ‌ Rome – Fiction ‌ Caligula, Emperor of Rome, 12-41 – Fiction

“Unto Caesar”

by

Baroness Emmuska Orczy Orczy

By BARONESS ORCZY

“UNTO CAESAR”
EL DORADO
MEADOWSWEET
THE NOBLE ROGUE
THE HEART OF A WOMAN
PETTICOAT RULE

GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY
NEW YORK

UNTO CAESAR

BY BARONESS ORCZY

AUTHOR OF ’THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL’, ’ELDORADO’

“RENDER THEREFORE UNTO
CAESAR THE THINGS WHICH
ARE CAESAR’S; AND UNTO
GOD THE THINGS THAT
ARE GOD’S”

ST. MATTHEW XX. 21.

NEW YORK
GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY

Copyright, 1914,
BY GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY

TO ALL THOSE WHO BELIEVE

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER I. 1
CHAPTER II. 9
CHAPTER III. 19
CHAPTER IV. 30
CHAPTER V. 39
CHAPTER VI. 54
CHAPTER VII. 72
CHAPTER VIII. 83
CHAPTER IX. 107
CHAPTER X. 119
CHAPTER XI. 128
CHAPTER XII. 146
CHAPTER XIII. 155
CHAPTER XIV. 161
CHAPTER XV. 183
CHAPTER XVI. 193
CHAPTER XVII. 199
CHAPTER XVIII. 204
CHAPTER XIX. 209
CHAPTER XX. 212
CHAPTER XXI. 220
CHAPTER XXII. 226
CHAPTER XXIII. 233
CHAPTER XXIV. 239
CHAPTER XXV. 247
CHAPTER XXVI. 257
CHAPTER XXVII. 267
CHAPTER XXVIII. 277
CHAPTER XXIX. 286
CHAPTER XXX. 296
CHAPTER XXXI. 321
CHAPTER XXXII. 329
CHAPTER XXXIII. 343
CHAPTER XXXIV. 355
CHAPTER XXXV. 370
CHAPTER XXXVI. 376

“UNTO CAESAR”

CHAPTER I

“Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is Mount Zion....”–PSALM XLVIII. 2.

And it came to pass in Rome after the kalends of September, and when Caius Julius Caesar Caligula ruled over Imperial Rome.

Arminius Quirinius, the censor, was dead. He had died by his own hand, and thus was a life of extortion and of fraud brought to an ignominious end through the force of public opinion, and by the decree of that same Caesar who himself had largely benefited by the mal—practices of his minion.

Arminius Quirinius had committed every crime, sunk to every kind of degradation which an inordinate love of luxury and the insatiable desires of jaded senses had suggested as a means to satisfaction, until the treachery of his own accomplices had thrown the glaring light of publicity on a career of turpitude such as even these decadent times had seldom witnessed ere this.

Enough that the end had come at last. A denunciation from the rostrum, a discontented accomplice thirsting for revenge, an angry crowd eager to listen, and within an hour the mighty, much—feared censor was forced to flee from Rome to escape the fury of a populace which would have torn him to pieces, and was ready even to massacre his family and his womenfolk, his clients and his slaves.

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