Prasanna and Kamini [Tr. from a Hindi Adaptation of H.C. Mullens' Story Faith and Victory]

Prasanna and Kamini [Tr. from a Hindi Adaptation of H.C. Mullens' Story Faith and Victory]

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...the chakor, enamoured of the moon, feeds on its beams, so does my soul hunger and thirst for your society. Indeed, you must come back, for I can have no joy or rest without you. You must come back, O lord of my life! jewel of my soul, you must return, or I shall die!' It is not surprising that Prasanna's family should be distressed at his disappearance; and assuredly the grief of Kamini must have been especially great. And although perhaps she uttered such language more or less in accordance with custom, nevertheless her grief was undoubtedly very real and severe. Different races express such sorrow in different ways. Some utter their pain violently, like the fury of a sudden storm, and then, like a storm, are soon calm and quiet again. Others restrain and conceal their grief, and generally the suffering of such persons is more severe and abiding. Kamini's expressions were such as it was thought fit to use on the loss of a husband, and so she used them; and, moved by her grief and their own anxiety, Prasanna's three brothers--Sarju, Chandra, and Nawa--went out in search of him. They hunted in every place where Prasanna was in the habit of going, --the houses of their neighbours and acquaintances, and every school and market-place, the roads, bathing-places, and gardens in all directions; but he was not to be found anywhere; nor could they hear any news of him. At length it occurred to Nawa that it would not be surprising if he had gone to the Christian, Eam Dayal. Upon this the three brothers went to his house; and there they heard that Prasanna had indeed been there, but was not there then, for he had gone to a foreign Christian missionary, and it was his intention to become a Christian himself. This intelligence seemed to his brothers as...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236991605
  • 9781236991607