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1910 Original Publisher: Doubleday, Page Subjects: American fiction
Fiction / Anthologies Literary Criticism / General Literary
Criticism / American / General Literary Criticism / American /
African American Literary Criticism / Women Authors Notes: This is
a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no
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books for free. Excerpt: CHAPTER EIGHT THEY went through an arched
passage into the patio of the old dwelling, where a fountain
sparkled in the moonlight, and the fragrance of lime blossoms
filled the air, and broad-leaved banana plants rose higher even
than the upper gallery that overlooked the court on its four sides.
Double doors of glass opened on the patio from various rooms, and
one was partly open, as they immediately perceived because of a
green-tinted glow of light within. "Here, senores," said the
implacable Dona, directing them to the door that was partly open.
They meekly obeyed, and entered a room that was spacious, where
there were large easy- chairs, and an enormous mahogany table
lighted by a green globe lamp. There was a square piano, strewn
with music. There was a group of sectional bookcases, varnished and
modern, filled with home-like, worn bindings. Servants of the
house, men and women, the men armed with antique weapons from the
grand salon, one with a blunderbuss, another with a halberd, a
third with a broadsword, stared at them in a mixture of panic and
menace. At the table, beside her chair, stood the girl concerning
whom the two young men had fought. The book she had been reading
lay open on the table, carefully faced downward so that she might
not lose her place. In contrast, as the warm abandon of Spanish
blood contrasts with books, a guitar was on the flo...
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