Salome. a Florent Vera

Salome. a Florent Vera

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...with it, and the priests couldn't bury the people fast enough, and they lay dead on the roads--men and women both. But what business was it of mine? I didn't make the world. Let God and the Czar look to it. Or two autumns ago, when the river overfiowed on a sudden, and the children's school was carried away and drowned every girl and boy in it. I didn't make the world--let God or the PROLOGUE Czar look to it. MICHAEL But, Father Peter--PETER No, no, boy; no man could live if he took his neighbour's pack on his shoulders. Enter VERA in peasanfs dress. Well, my girl, you've been long enough away--where is the letter? VERA There is none to-day, Father. PETER l knew it. VERA But there will be one to-morrow, Father. PETER Curse him, for an ungrateful son. VERA O Father, don't say that; he must be sick. PETER Ay! Sick of profligacy, perhaps. PROLOGUE VERA How dare you say that of him, Father? You know that is not true. PETER Where does the money go, then? Michael, listen. I gave Dmitri half his mother's fortune to bring with him to pay the lawyer folk at Moscow. He has only written three times, and every time for more money. He got it, not at my wish, but at hers painting to VERA, and now for five months, close on six almost, we have heard nothing from him. VERA Father, he will come back. PETER Ay! the prodigals always return; but let him never darken my doors again. VERA PROLOGUE Smz'ling. I don't know; there is so much else to do in the world but love. MICHAEL Nothing else worth doing, Vera. PETER What noise is that, Vera? A metallic slinh is lzeam/. VERA Rising andgoing to the door. I don't know, Father; it is not like the cattle bells, or I would think Nicholas had come from the...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236783050
  • 9781236783059