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The Battle of Life, with Illustr. by C.E. Brock (Paperback) Loot Price: R388
Discovery Miles 3 880
The Battle of Life, with Illustr. by C.E. Brock (Paperback): Charles Dickens
The Battle of Life, with Illustr. by C.E. Brock (Paperback): Charles Dickens

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The Battle of Life, with Illustr. by C.E. Brock (Paperback)

Charles Dickens

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: HE world had grown six years older since that night of the return. It was a warm autumn afternoon, and there had been heavy rain. The sun burst suddenly from among the clouds: and the old battle-ground, sparkling brilliantly and cheerfully at sight of it in one green place, flashed a responsive welcome there, which spread along the country-side as if a joyful beacon had been lighted up, and answered from a thousand stations. How beautiful the landscape kindling in the light, and that luxuriant influence passing on like a celestial presence, brighteningeverything! The wood, a sombre mass before, revealed its varied tints of yellow, green, brown, red; its different forms of trees, with raindrops glittering on their leaves and twinkling as they fell. The verdant meadow-land, bright and glowing, seemed as if it had been blind a minute since, and now had found a sense of sight wherewith to look up at the shining sky. Cornfields, hedge-rows, fences, homesteads, the clustered roofs, the steeple of the church, the stream, the watermill, all sprang out of the gloomy darkness, smiling. Birds sang sweetly, flowers raised their drooping heads, fresh scents arose from the invigorated ground; the blue expanse above, extended and diffused itself; already the sun's slanting rays pierced mortally the sullen bank of cloud that lingered in its flight; and a rainbow, spirit of all the colours that adorned the earth and sky, spanned the whole arch with its triumphant glory. At such a time, one little roadside Inn, snugly sheltered behind a great elm-tree with a rare seat for idlers encircling its capacious bole, addressed a cheerful front towards the traveller, as a house of entertainment ought, and tempted him with many mute but significant assurances of a comfortable welcome. The ruddy ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2010
First published: February 2010
Authors: Charles Dickens
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 48
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-37886-4
Barcode: 9780217378864
Categories: Books
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LSN: 0-217-37886-2

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