Love Tales; German

Love Tales; German

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...of hearing in order to catch what they were saying; but the words she heard were quite calculated to confirm her jealousy--flowers, animals, rural feles, and so on, seemed to be the theme of their conversations, and not a syllable about feelings.. Towards evening Cecilia sank to sleep, while Antoinette sat by her bed with a book in her hand. The patient opened her lips--"Let there he no marriage without love!" said she in her dream. Antoinette laid down the book, and remained lost in thought; at length she rose from her seat, and walked to Cecilia's writing-desk, and having chosen one of her aunt's elegant sheets of perfumed pink notepaper, she wrote a few lines to Stein, which she entrusted to the care of Cecilia/s maid. Scarcely were these dispatched, when she heard her own name softly pronounced in the ante-room. It was Robert who was calling her, in order to ask once more after Cecilia before he went to bed, and Antoinette crept out on tiptoe not to disturb her aunt, leaving the door ajar lest the lock should make a noise. "She is asleep and dreaming," said Antoinette. "There is something peculiar in words spoken during sleep, that has almost an oracular effect on the listener. One would think one's senses would be duller when clogged by sleep, and yet the impression is as if the mind was clearer, and possessed a deeper insight into truth." "And what did Cecilia say in her dream?" inquired Robert, on the tenterhooks of expectation. "Let there be no marriage without love! These words stare me in the face, since an hour, just like the great board in our garden, that bids one 'beware of spring guns, ' and seem a warning against sin and misfortune. I feel as if I...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236816293
  • 9781236816290