The Reader; An Illustrated Monthly Magazine Volume 8

The Reader; An Illustrated Monthly Magazine Volume 8

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...where lay a sheet of paper on which had been scrawled a cabalistic sign, --the harpy-like figure of a bird with a human head. There, too, lay tattered shreds of the silken bag that had once contained the chanza. But the chanza itself was gone. THE VISION By Isabel Ecclestone Mackay O SISTER, sister, from the casement leaning, What see'st thy tranced eye, what is the meaning Of that strange rapture that thy features know?" / see, '" she said, the sunset's crimson glow." "O sister, sister, from the casement turning, What saw'st thou there save sunset's sullen burning?--Thy hand is ice, and fever lights thine eye!" / saw, ' she said, the tioilight drifting by.' "O sister, oft the sun hath set and often Have we beheld the twilight fold and soften The edge of day--In this no myst'ry lies!" I saw," she said, the crescent moon arise." O sister, speak! I fear when on me falleth Thine empty glance which some wild spell enthralleth!--How chill the air blows through the open door!" I saw," she said, I saw"--and spake no more. LETTERS TO HEROINES OF PRESENT-DAY POPULAR NOVELS, BY FAMOUS AUTHORS OF OTHER BUT EQUALLY POPULAR STORIES FINAL SERIES: FIFTH LETTER fO ELIZA LA HUE, HEROINE OF "LADY BALTIMORE" DEAR Miss La Hie--I had the pleasure of meeting you--surely it was not your older sister--when I was last in Charleston. I remember perfectly your little averted smile when I asked you what was meant by the "upcountry." I thought you what I almost feared I should never again see, a girl who was modest and yet of high spirit; with a still distinction and an undercurrent of girlish gaiety and a lovely old fashion of attitude toward her elders. It goes without saying that I was...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 689g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236923618
  • 9781236923615