Sharrow Volume 2

Sharrow Volume 2

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... new blossom for the ancient root; yet in her manner was no triumph. There was pride, but Sandy liked pride, and had no wish to quarrel with her for the sentiment. Her mission was, to him, a holy one; why, then, should she not feel and express her appreciation of its quality? Gravely he shook hands with her. "You are welcome," he said; adding, after a barely ' perceptible pause, "my sister." Syd, his eyes shining with unshed tears, took his brother's arm, and gave it a very hard squeeze. "Sandear, Sandear," he murmured, "she is an angel; you will love her, and she will love you----" At dinner, Sandy wondered why Maria Paz, hitherto desolatingly flat-chested, should suddenly have become possessed of such pretty curves; how her thin arms, still thin, should seem merely lithe and slim; how her oily black hair should seem glossy and almost beautiful. And because he was Sandy, he told himself that it was all because Syd loved her and she loved Syd, that these miracles had come to pass. He connected not the hairdresser, nor the Parisian man-dressmaker with the change; for all his sad enlightenment he did not realise the means that had been used to the end--which is only one way of saying that he was a man, not a woman. Maria Paz wore black, and in her hair was a gardenia. Few women after the age of twenty can wear natural flowers in their hair, but she could because she was Spanish, and because she had chosen her flower well. Of all flowers, the gardenia is the least sincere, and it suited her evenly-waved, carefully-dressed dark locks. In her success she had blossomed; she was no longer scrawny, and her forearms were not red as they had formerly been. She was illuminated by the softening...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236832620
  • 9781236832627