The Erl Queen

The Erl Queen

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...a myth! An idle spectreform that cannot frighten healthy nerves, although it weaves around the charming little will-0'-thewisp the subtile magic of impending danger! You were always a dreamer, Norbert, who beholds the inevitable clouds a-drift across the brightest sun-light, rather than bask supinely in the glory of the azure, while it deigns to smile upon the world!" Leopold laid both his hands on the shoulders of the handsome man before him, and gazed searchingly into his eyes. "You have always been grave and quiet, Sangouleme, as long as I have known you; and it was just that which drew me to you with such headlong force, and secured my warmest friendship. But since yesterday you are changed; you are distrait, and answer me in monosyllables. Perhaps you are bored, or the frown on your forehead forebodes a storm. What is it, old fellow? out with it! Are you hungry, or in love? It must be the one thing or the other! " Norbert smiled, and seized the proffered hand of the speaker with a cordial grasp. " My heart is with the deep-green ocean-waves, and I yearn for our beloved Nelsen, on whose see-sawing deck I am at home, where all my whims are lulled to rest--I have been think mg " Silly thoughts! " broke in Prince Leopold saucily, "that's all I want to know. In your eyes nothing is a whim but love--Ergo--you are in love! Don't contradict me, dear friend, I will not brook any of your idle excuses. That's just why you were so silent last night, and lost in the profound contemplation of your vis-a-vis! It must have been an exciting task to watch the alcohol lamp burn in company with Fraulein Alice? Eh! A pretty woman, the Nievendloh! What color are her eyes? Black or brown?" " They are...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236878183
  • 9781236878182