Excerpt from Alcazar; Or the Dark Ages, Vol. 2 of 3: A Novel The city of Palermo yet lay in the darkness of night, although the gloom was giving place to the dusk of approaching sunrise. Not a sound disturbed the stillness of the piles of buildings which (within the old gate of Santa Agata and the contiguous encircling fortifications) loomed, in heavy masses, through the grey twilight. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.