Coraddi, Vol. 36 : December, 1931 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Coraddi, Vol. 36: December, 1931 Here was once a far Off land inhabited by people who were quite as wise and quite as foolish as we are and much the same in many ways except that it was impossible for any one of them ever to see another' 3 face because each Of them wore a mask, beautifully made and securely fastened. It was the custom of the realm that each mother before the birth Of her child, fashion for him a mask that he wore whet ever he went; and no mask was ever quite the same, for each mother fashioned it after the desires she held for her child. Yet each mask was somewhat alike, for all were made after the pattern Of the realm. That a child should wear a mask too greatly unlike the pattern would have branded him as inhuman. Each child received his misk at birth - smooth, white, and very beautiful; and he was doomed to wear it wherever he went. But as time passed, it changed, and grew to have a character all its own. Many things made their mark upon it, until each mask differed greatly from the Others, yet was still somewhat the same. Some were gay things, while others were touched with sorrow. SO much did the people grow to love their masks that they fashioned also a mask for their God, another for their Government, and still another for their Religion; and the greatest crime. Of the realm was that one should snatch away the mask from his own or another's face. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- Paperback | 38 pages
- 152 x 229 x 2mm | 64g
- 21 Jan 2018
- Forgotten Books
- 13 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white