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Lights & Shadows; Stories, Ed. by the Author of 'a Trap to Catch a Sunbeam'. (Paperback) Loot Price: R441 Discovery Miles 4 410
Lights & Shadows; Stories, Ed. by the Author of 'a Trap to Catch a Sunbeam'. (Paperback):
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 Excerpt: ... and that with the ticking of the clock, were almost the only sounds the girl heard, as she knitted on, by the bedside of the old woman; she kept still her anxious watch for him she loved, hoping against hope, that she might see his dear brown face and stalwart shoulders coming up the road. She told herself that he was dead, and yet she watched and listened, and prayed for his return. Meantime her non-appearance at the market became remarked by one and another, until there was quite a clamour amongst the youths as to who should go and see after her, and many were the kind hands, some interested, and some disinterested, which were held out to assist her. Her bonny cheek paled from long confinement to the house. She was such a bird of the air; her limbs lost their roundness, and her eye its wonted light, but she kept on unwearily, even when she knew it was in vain; for Nanny's days were numbered, and she, like her poor old man, was going " where the weary are at rest." It was one day when Angeline brought her apronful of Alpine roses that one of her lovers had gathered for her, and laid them on Nanny's bed, that the old woman took her hand, and blessed her for the last time. She was quiet now and resigned, but she left a message for her boy, who she felt sure would return to his Angeline; and so with the message on her lips, she fell asleep, still holding the girl's soft hand in hers. "If only he were here," thought Angeline, as she looked towards the mountains upon which the evening mists were beginning to gather, but no he came not; and Angeline began to realize how utterly alone she was in the great world. A long summer of loneliness followed. The heat was great, and she was beginning to feel how dull was the companionship of dumb anim...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 50
ISBN-13: 978-1-236-16963-1
Barcode: 9781236169631
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-236-16963-8

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