Such a bridge is called a chimba-chaca, and is very hazardous for an unpractised foot.
Though a great student of Greek philosophy and science, he was unpractised in literature, and his style is very involved and obscure.
He was accepted as a disciple and promoted to a position of trust, where avarice, the only vice in which he had hitherto been unpractised, gradually took possession of his soul, and led to the complete fulfilment of his evil destiny.
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