The Greek Slave; A Story

The Greek Slave; A Story

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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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...their wishes and whims, without any show of emotion, save on two occasions: once when they would have dressed her in the fatal tunic, which she had worked for Aete, but she shuddered violently and refused to have it near her; and once, when she first listened to the sound of musical instruments. As the exquisite harmony softened and swelled around her, she arose in all her matchless beauty, and walked with uncertain steps and bewildered manner, towards the tapestry concealing the players; pushing back her hair from her temples as if its weight was oppressive, she listened with drooping head and appeared to catch sight of the far off lights of consciousness with its returning memory, for her face flushed deeply and her eyes grew bright with the olden look. "Like herself again," whispered Egert Edemon. That instant the music ceased, to take up some other strain--and that moment's pause. broke the spell. The beautiful conscious expression flitted instantaneously. With a sudden shiver and despairing glance, she settled back into that frigid reserve and pallid stupor. With an exclamation of woe, Egert Edemon sprang to his feet and folded her to his breast, saying in anguished tones: "My Niobe is mad! my child hath lost her reason! Niobe my heart's treasure, speak to me! " and he held her at arm's length, as he eagerly searched her face for one glimpse of reason. "What would'st thou, my Father?" But the dark eyes meeting his, were cold and unmeaning; the even tone was devoid of all feeling. She 'was utterly passionless. "Oh! my poor Niobe! Niobe!" he repeated, clasping her closer within his arms. In vain the melody that had so moved her, was played again and again, more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236991648
  • 9781236991645