The Heart's Country

The Heart's Country

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"[...]torn blue gingham, and the Sweeney baby, and the whole of it together up a tree. Ellen now looked down on me. Her generous mouth with its tip-tilted corners-an exotic, lovable mouth, too large for beauty, but of a remarkable texture and color-now drooped and her eyes filled, -filled beautifully, and yet did not brim over. And for all the droop of the mouth, the saddest little smile I have ever seen hovered about its corners. "Won't you please say that this is my brother?" she pleaded. Though I knew it was the Sweeney baby and though I knew she was play-acting all of it, stubborn and downright child though I was, something gripped my heart. Though I couldn't have then put it into words, there was a wistfulness and a heart-hunger about her that played a game with me. It was my first encounter and my first overthrow.[...]."
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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 6.6mm | 226.8g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507525397
  • 9781507525395

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