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1922 Excerpt: ...from high on a hill. She knew that when the cat
bird gave that cry the berries were darkening on some sun-warmed
slope, just as when the red bird sang "wet-u wet-u " she knew that
it was sure to rain, however blue the sky. When she had climbed to
the cemetery, set on the fairest height in all the country-side,
she set down her basket, looking thoughtfully at the little
lattice-houses built above every grave. Five of her mother's
children lay there, buried almost as soon as they were born.
Daisies were blowing in the open spaces, and wild vines crept up
the lattices. Under the lattice of a small new mound had been
placed a broken tea-set and a doll in a red dress. The rains had
beaten the doll into the ground. From this point Wilda could look
down on Innessburg, gray and small in its dark company of
mountains, a crumb in a giant's hand. Standing at the cliff's edge,
her pink dress blowing about her, her sunbonnet pushed back from
her face, she watched its faint semblances of life, its people
moving slowly, its drowsy vehicles, its one or two factories in
their haze of smoke. What were those cities like of which Mr.
Felsinger had told her? They were not drab and quiet like
Innessburg, she knew. Paris, for instance, would be like this June
afternoon, all shine and color. It would have rosy steeples and
radiant pavements and windows glinting like cut gems. London would
be gloomy and blue like the mountains--like Nebo yonder. New
York--she closed her eyes and drew a deep breath. New York was a
light in her eyes, a music in her ears. It was so close, a bright
clamor through all her dreams, but she coula not envisage it as she
could the others. New Orleans--Carthage--Venice, her spirit had
visited these even before Felsinger had told her about them, bac...
|Country of origin:
Margaret Belle Houston
||246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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