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Gold; A Dutch-Indian Story (Paperback) Loot Price: R266
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Gold; A Dutch-Indian Story (Paperback): Annie Linden

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Gold; A Dutch-Indian Story (Paperback)

Annie Linden

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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 III "The eye wanders here and there; thought stays at home." Alfocr Prmcrb. "TF only one could live without thinking," A said Jan. He was talking to the girl with the red-gold hair. He had talked to her often; he had watched her oftener. To him she seemed to be all that he was not. All his restless doubts and fears, all the old questions that tortured him, as they have tortured every thinking man before him ? all, or nearly all, had been laid bare before this girl. Her presence calmed him, and her innocence and faith gave his thoughts a more wholesome turn. So he knew that she could understand his unrest when he said, " If only one could live without thinking." " My thoughts, my memories, are God's greatest blessings," she answered. " Your thoughts, your memories " " Are all I have." " Is your happiness all in the past then ? " "What you would call happiness ? yes, it is all in the past; my hope of regained happiness is naturally in the future." " You mean in another life ? " asked Jan, with a slight smile. "Yes, in a perfection of life, immortality." " Then you are not afraid to die ? " " I hope not." " That is what Luther said." "Is it?" She sat thinking, with her little chin slightly raised, and her hands clasped round one knee. Van Riemskerk was in no hurry to disturb her. It was so restful to watch her. After a while she turned to him and said, " I don't think you understand me, Mr. Van Riemskerk. You see, life looks so differently to different people. You have always had a very happy one, perhaps. I have lost everyone that I love. As you know, I am in mourning for my father; and when you saw me at Genoa I had been to visit my mother's grave. She was an Italian, you know, and she died when I was very young. Yes, all my...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Annie Linden
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 48
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-14447-6
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-14447-0
Barcode: 9780217144476

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