The Hands of Esau (Classic Reprint)

The Hands of Esau (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Hands of Esau Walton Herrick took the long way home. From the Northport station to Blake's Wood Road there were two routes. The greater part of one ran a rigidly straight mile and a half through the two lines of small stores and restaurants, gas stations and automobile agencies that were mush rooming haphazardly all along this part of Main Street. They formed a second, auxiliary shopping center for a town that had in the last ten years, as a result of the migration from New York, doubled its previously stable population of nine thousand. The other road that led home was a curving two-lane macadam, broken in many spots, blocked twice now by con struction that forced cars onto dirt detours for Short stretches - and covering in all, from the railroad station to Walton's home, some two and a quarter miles. Yet Walton took the second, longer way home, partly because the road twisted and curved past white clapboard houses across whose fresh green lawns the wind-tossed feathery branches made Swooping, winking patterns of light and Shadow. The late spring sun buttered the willows; a small brook sparkled cold beside the road. Poking its nose between the weathered bars of a split rail fence, a Guernsey raised its vacantly contemplative gaze to the passing car. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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  • Paperback | 802 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 40mm | 1,052g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243277873
  • 9780243277872