El Fureidis

El Fureidis

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...coflin. His voice, though subdued, was sonorous and clear. It filled the space around Ayn el Bered, near which Ianthe had asked to be laid; it could he heard by the outermost in the ring gathered about the freshly dug grave. But few realized the sense of the words, few watched the solemn act of the young men, for all eyes were turned in anxious pity on the master. As the first shovelful of earth fell with heavy sound, he started forward, exclaiming, in a tone of moaning and expostulation, "No, no; I cannot leave her here--tell them to stop. She cannot sleep in the cold ground." He would have interrupted the labour, but a tender hand restrained him. "Hush! dear, hush! " a persuasive voice at the same time whispered in his ear; "she will not sleep, she will wake in the beautiful heaven." "I loved her! oh, how I loved her! " he murmured, " how can they take her away from me?" and he broke into a prolonged cry, much like that of an infant. "Don't cry, father; don't cry," said Havilah in a beseeching tone, at the same time drawing him close to her. She had mounted a rough stone at the foot of the fountain, so that as she put her arm around his neck his head rested on her shoulder, and her mouth was close to his ear. "Remember what she said to you," continued the encouraging voice, the service meanwhile going forward uninterrupted by the halfarticulate dialogue between father and child, "Remember what she said--'Bear it like a man, Augustine; bear it like a man, and the Lord will help you.' " "Oh, she said many things," said the mourner in a piteous tone, "many things, and all her words were kind; but she...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236799232
  • 9781236799234