Prince Saroni's Wife; And the Pearl-Shell Necklace

Prince Saroni's Wife; And the Pearl-Shell Necklace

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...away to another harbor, and will return one day to claim her. So, meanwhile, ' says he, ' she'll come to live with me at the mill, and be my little girl; for is she not my little girl now, since 'twas 1 brought her forth from the ocean that would have robbed her sweet young life?' With that he kisses her little hands, and says somewhat to her again in her own tongue. It touched my heart to see the two together, sir; for, d'ye see, the Scholar had never seemed to be aware, as I may say, of women or children until now; he had moved through life without seeing them or speaking to them, save at times in an absent, dreamy sort of a way, as though they were in different worlds. But now he was full of earnestness and a kind of joyful, trembling surprise, as one who had all of a sudden opened his eyes to a great treasure, and was delighting in it all the more for that he had been unknowing of it before. lie was all in all a changed man, and softened, and waked up inside, so that his eyes seemed to be a-eeeing the things that was round him, and not things in a dream; and methought there was a difference in his voice, too; it was deeper and tenderer like, and made you feel as how he had grown to be a man more than a scholar. I thought he was as a ship that had long been lingering in cold, dark waters, baffled with winds that set toward no pleasant harbor, but which had at last found its sails filled with a fair, fresh breeze, as was blowing her to warm southern seas and tropic islands full of heat and life. Ye'll maybe laugh, sir, to hear an old sailor talk like this; but surely I had loved the man, and pitied him, too, for his loneliness; and it touched me, as 1 said, to see that he had found a good thing in the world, and could feel the happiness of it....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
  • 1236672216
  • 9781236672216