From a New England Hillside, Notes from Underledge

From a New England Hillside, Notes from Underledge

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...But as the light breeze gently stirred the leaves, the hot sun blinked through between them, and the heavy air weighed upon the eyelids. The book was closed, feet were thrust out, and the head rested on the back of the chair, while in the debatable land between sleep and waking, thought floated aimlessly among things present and absent, fact and fancy. Through eyes half-opened, a little toddling figure in white is seen approaching, with blue eyes and rosy cheeks and pouting lips. "Won't you please get me some Marguerites?" "Of course I will, my little one," and off we go hand in hand, among the daisies. Again the border of dreamland is reached, and then a red head ending in a black nose is thrust into my hand, and the owner thereof manifests a tendency to be all over me at once. "Down, Rover, lie down!" and with a push the affectionate brute, for whose attentions I fear his master is not sufficiently grateful, is induced to stretch himself out at my feet, breathing heavily in the nervous fashion which the distemper has bequeathed to him. Passing along the village street toward the post-office as the day is waning, the reflection from the dry earth makes hotter the hot air. Across the green of the valley the distant hills and mountains rise through the dusty haze, tier beyond tier, clearly marked, like giant wave lines on a mighty sea, disappearing gradually toward the horizon. Behind the cloister, stretched upon the fresh green grass under broad spreading trees on westward sloping ground, clad in white, lie maidens exchanging maidenly confidences. The term is drawing to an end. The day of parting comes on apace. For many, the school days are ending, and closely knit friendships which years have strengthened must more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236551389
  • 9781236551382