The Horseman's Word; A Novel

The Horseman's Word; A Novel

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...strife from which he had come, all served to intensify the voluptuousness of the impression. As he advanced the music rose and swelled; gardens opened out before him, wonderful and magical, in which trees sang and all the air was trembling with ineffable delight. He forgot the cold, the stiffness of his limbs, the pain that burned in his right arm, the faintness stealing over him; the very sense of his own existence seemed to have departed. The path turned and disclosed new wonders. A crystal palace, radiant with light, rose amid the gardens--a pleasure dome for enchanted revellers! Plants of all climes appeared in the amazing flood of light which streamed from within; tall tapering stems crowned with dense foliage, dark mossy boles from which radiated slender boughs terminating in a star of sharp symmetrical green leaves, vast shieldlike surfaces massed in dense array, palms rising above palms, boughs hanging down from somewhere in the height laden with splendid blades, all forms, all colours, dark green, tawny, russet, gold, thrown together in amazing grandeur and complexity. Beyond was a vast building blocking up half the sky, sombre by contrast with the brilliancy of the palm house, yet its many windows ablaze with light. Lofty walls rose crowned with fantastic battlements and towers, which in the bewilderment of lights and shades seemed to project far beyond their bases, suspended by enchantment, to fall upon the utterance of a word. Reality had no place here; it was a phantom scene, the emanation of a night of terrors. Floods--cascades of music fell from the open windows on the upper floor, mingled with the sound of a throng of dancers: a hum of voices, now a merry laugh, now perhaps a distinct word. Listening there below, a more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236568680
  • 9781236568687