Per Hallstrom; Selected Short Stories

Per Hallstrom; Selected Short Stories

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...It grieves me to think you have been cold." Her confidence came as easily as a child's handshake after its first shyness. It gladdened Goubin's heart, and, though he had not expected it, her consent now seemed to him so natural and obvious that he blushed at his former hesitation. When the light was out and he lay by her side, he fell asleep very soon with a delicious sense of fatigue and peace, such as he could not remember having felt since childhood, when the days were longer and the nights deeper and softer than ever they had been since. But towards morning he dreamed. All was discovered, the door into the porch stood open, and the darkness nodded threateningly behind the grim faces of the other inmates of the house, who had dropped their ordinary looks with their everyday clothes and business, and now stared coldly and severely from between the bayonets. They were taken before the tribunal. Their case was soon decided, almost without words, only with looks filled with strange memories, fusing together persons and times that were long distant, confounding trifles and important things, staring at him and all that his life had contained in a deep and stony surprise that it should finish so. But he was not surprised; he felt clearer and lighter than ever before. He looked at his companion and found in her the same calm, and behind her head the expanses of the legends and the splendor from their common enthusiasm. This is Honor, he thought; out of the darkness she came to me, silently, with a finger on her lips, and without a word she points out to me the way. Why should voices rise about her and the sun of day shine on her? Is she not what she is without these? A proud silence is her nature; to follow unseen her earliest summons, that is...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236664183
  • 9781236664181