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Bridge without sighs

R. Arkell

Bridge without sighs

a harmless handbook to the game

by R. Arkell

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Published by Jenkins .
Written in English


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Statementby R. Arkell.
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Open LibraryOL21552714M


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The legend of the bridge, while well known, is incorrect: Once someone is on the Bridge of Sighs, very little of Venice is visible from one end to the other.

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