Dust of the Desert

Dust of the Desert

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"[...]in the middle of a small oasis which was fed by a stream down out of the burnt mountains not a mile behind; one of those rare and furtive desert trickles of water which hides in the sand most months of the year. The diminutive mission building, with its rounded dome of sun-burned brick, lifted in sharp outlines above the vivid and water-fed greenery of the oasis mesquite and palo verde; but the whole-oasis and house of God-was dwarfed by the bleak immensity of the flanking mountains leaping sheer from the plain to push their fire-scarred summits against the sky. Before the choir of Indian voices intoned the opening prayer of the dedication service the packs of the O'Donoju caravan yielded precious things. There was a monstrance of heavy gold studded at its tips with precious gems; this was the personal offering of old Don Padraic to the shrine of the Four[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 218g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507555598
  • 9781507555590