The Ravens and the Angels

The Ravens and the Angels

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Excerpt: ...or beyond the sea, no one knows, or ever can know. Go back to your mother, and live as before.' So I came," concluded Hope. "But it can never, never be with us again as before we knew." From that time the boy seemed to cease to be a child, or to take interest in any childish schemes. He was gentle and tender as his father would have been to his mother and to May, and seemed to take it on himself to watch over and protect them. He never left them out of sight; until, one day, as they came, in their ramble in search of shell-fish, on their old cave, and looked once more at their little stores, so joyously hoarded there, May suddenly exclaimed, "What if they should know on the other side of the mountains!" The thought flashed on Hope like a breath of new life; and from that day his old schemes were resumed, but with an intensity and a purpose which could not be quenched. He would scale the mountains, to see if any tidings from beyond the sea had reached the land across the mountains! His mother's consent was gained; and in a few days, spent in eager preparations, Hope was to start. But before those days were ended, one evening a white-haired old man knocked at the cottage door. He was nearly exhausted with travel, his clothes were torn, and his feet bleeding. They led him to the fire, bathed his feet, and set food before him. But before he would touch anything, the old man said,show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236689836
  • 9781236689832