Blue Roses; Or, Helen Malinofska's Marriage Volume 2

Blue Roses; Or, Helen Malinofska's Marriage Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ... out of Ladislas' reach. "This one word, 'PamiaIm%'----Remembrance! of my duty, of my love, and of my husband. I love my husband; and that love is alone in my life, and it is there for evermore." She spoke rapidly, and as she spoke she kept always moving backwards, till she now leant against the further wall of the room. The wan face was wet with tears, but the eyes were flashing, and the voice had vibrations in it, of anger, as well as of pain. Ladislas drew a step nearer. "Madman!" she said, and thrust out a hand as if to hold him off. He stood, and looked at her; looked, as the hungry in this world look at bread, and as the lost in the next world, will look at the light that streams from the gates of Paradise. He then bent down, put the hem of her black dress to his lips, and then, without another word, Down the noisy stair he went, and through the long dark passage into the blazing afternoon sun; and as he opened the door, the "Carnival de Ve nise" suddenly filled all the place again, with its shrill and frolic mirth. The organ-grinder begged for sous. Ladislas flung him one of his too rare silver pieces, and the Italian, shouldering his instrument of torture, went away delighted. He also, though only a ragged man who smelt of garlic, had a vision of a "Blue Rose" in his soul. That night Beppo Checchi and he would eat macaroni, and have a pennyworth of ice for their wine; and then, when the monkey and the white mice were both asleep in the hay, they would talk. They would speak about a village in Umbria, where, instead of the gas lamps of these hot streets, the glow-worms burn all night long among the drills of maize. Beppo's mother had a field and a figtree...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236899679
  • 9781236899675