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The Crimson Weed (Paperback): Christopher Marie St John
The Crimson Weed (Paperback): Christopher Marie St John

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The Crimson Weed (Paperback)

Christopher Marie St John

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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: CHAPTER II. SEVERAL minutes passed after Savile had gone, before Luke went up to his room. It was easy to stand there and think vaguely of the events of the last few days; the curious glances of men walking in and out of other doors of the Inn were nothing to him. He dreaded his room. There, lying on the table, were the two pictures which he had brought back with him from Northumberland; it was their presence which made the room that he had lived in for two years seem a horrible place to-night. He shivered. Would not all places be horrible to him from now? He walked upstairs leadenly, but outside his door he paused and thought again. His name was painted on it in white letters: " Mr. Luke Grey." He had thought sometimes as he looked at it that it would some day be charactered in that ink of many colours which Fame uses to write the names of her chosen in the roll of time. It was impossible, he had said to himself, that he should rest for ever in grey oblivion, a tenant of Staple Inn, who went out every morning at nine, and came back every afternoon at six, and achieved nothing. He put his key in the door, and was once more arrested by the thought of what was behind it. How often the glowing young life of his ambition had welcomed him home! To-night it was not there, and hedoubted its return. It was a passionate companion who had never let him rest, crying out that it was child's play to make his dreams of greatness real. With that companion he had never been lonely. It was men who had taught him the meaning of desolation. He had not wondered at this, nor wished that men knew more of him, and he of men. " What men listen, as the dark stillness listens," he had written at the time he left Stonyhurst to begin his solitary life. " It is solitude which makes the hours run on light f...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Christopher Marie St John
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 82
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-07646-3
Barcode: 9780217076463
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-07646-7

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