"He returned to his room and took Antonia out of her case"
Finally, nearly halfway through the book, Captain Correlli's mandolin
makes her first appearance. A member of the lute family, the mandolin is plucked or strummed. Many different sizes and styles of mandolin are found across the world. Later, Correlli reveals that his mandolin is a roundback from Naples.
A plectrum is a small piece of bone or metal used to pluck the strings.