Shadows of the Clouds by Zeta

Shadows of the Clouds by Zeta

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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. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...her life with the thought of him. But it was not so. I had been alarmed at something in the tone of one of his letters; but if he had warmed at all at the first meeting with her, it was but with the warmth the living lend the dead by their embrace, and now he was cold again as ice. I fell easily into my place among them. She shrunk from me for the first day or two, but she soon became used to my presence, as she would to a new piece of furniture, and took no more notice of me.... Edward spoke little to her, and his conversation never took a tone which would excite any tinge of morbid feeling. If he spoke to me of her, it was only with a kind of intellectual interest, as of any other phenomenon which struck him as curious. It was a case of disease to be treated, and he went on treating it as he had made up his mind it would best be got rid of, that is, letting it alone; taking the same kind of notice of her that he did of me; but almost always addressing himself to me as likely to make more out of his thoughts.... His mind seemed absorbed in contemplating what was coming upon him. He could still talk easily. His cough had left him, and his disorder now was a general wasting of the whole system, without specially affecting any particular action. He liked speaking, and to me, (jarring as his entire method of looking at things was against all I had been taught to think myself, ) what he would say had a strange fascination. When a man is at the end of life, and can really cast his eyes round him and before him calmly, let his creed be what it will, his senses have an unnatural clearness; the body falls away from around his mind when the earth for which it is made is fading away, and there is no more interest in self deception. And certainly, a..show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236991184
  • 9781236991188