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Paul and Virginia [Transl.]. (1881) (Paperback) Loot Price: R369
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Paul and Virginia [Transl.]. (1881) (Paperback): Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre
Paul and Virginia [Transl.]. (1881) (Paperback): Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre

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Paul and Virginia [Transl.]. (1881) (Paperback)

Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre

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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: nancy. I told the two friends that, for the future interests of their children, and to prevent the intrusion of any other settler, they had better divide between them the property of this wild, sequestered valley, which is nearly twenty acres in extent. They confided that task to me, and I marked out two equal portions of land. One included the higher part of this in- closure, from the cloudy pinnacle of that rock, whence springs the river of Fan-Palms, to that precipitous cleft which you see on the summit of the mountain, and which, from its resemblance in form to the battlement of a fortress, is called the Embrasure. It is difficult to find a path along this wild portion of the enclosure, the soil of which is encumbered with fragments of rock, or worn into channels formed by torrents; yet it produces noble trees, and innumerable springs and rivulets. The other portion of land comprised the plain extending along the banks of the river of Fan-Palms, to the opening where we are now seated, whence the river takes its course between those two hills, until it falls into the sea. You may still trace the vestiges of some meadow land; and this part of the common is less rugged, but not more valuable than the other; since in the rainy season it becomes marshy, and in dry weather is so hard and unyielding, that it will almost resist the stroke of the pickaxe. When I had thus divided the property, I persuaded my neighbours to draw lots for their respective possessions. The higher portion of land, containing the source of the river of Fan-Palms, became the property of Madame de la Tour; the lower, comprising the plain on the banks of the river, was allotted to Margaret; and each seemed satisfied with her share. They entreated me to place their habitations together, that they might at a...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2009
First published: August 2009
Authors: Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 268
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-96970-3
Barcode: 9780217969703
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-96970-4

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