Landlopers; The Tale of a Drifting Travel, and the Quest of Pardon and Peace

Landlopers; The Tale of a Drifting Travel, and the Quest of Pardon and Peace

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...wenter the Two-mile--'e oughter be back by This." Only the chorus of the infant class can deliver it with full effect. Generally speaking, it is the easiest thing in the world to win the trust of children. The instinct--the yet unblotted knowledge--of childhood is never at fault. Others may mistake your reserve for self-complacency, your silence for surliness. But the children know. They have not fully learned to misinterpret the word of eternal Love. They face the Light with eyes not yet too thickly veiled. The blindest man on this round world can see the light of Heaven in the eyes of a little child, can feel the breath of God in the warm air that surrounds its sweet-fleshed body. No wonder that modern Art, rebelling against the worship of false gods to which materialistic folly would force her, enthrones in painting, in sculpture and in literature the ideal of childhood, and bows down to it in passionate adoration. The rugged simplicity of Armour's household appeals strongly to my sense of fitness. Their method of making butter by stirring a bucketful of cream with a stick seems to be absolutely and undeniably right--for them. That they boil great lumps of salt meat and hacked-up pumpkin and Swede turnips in one big black pot is evidence that the complex mischief of civilisation is a thing of naught in this far-away spot. When the contents of that pot are placed, steaming upon a dish, in the centre of the table, where each of those who sit around may reach them with his fork, I remember funereal banquets at which I have been present, and a table at which a waiter knocked me down by thrusting a chair against the back of my knees and thereafter whisked away my dinner while my attention was diverted. We are not over-burdened with ceremony here....show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236677757
  • 9781236677754