Short Stories Volume 7

Short Stories Volume 7

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ... clown stretched out his two, soft, Herculean hands to the parents. " A shake of the hand!" said he.... Then placing two great kisses on the once-more rosy cheeks of the child: " And" (laughing) " permission to put on my visiting-card: BOUM-BOUM Aerobatie Doctor and Ph_ysieian in orzlinarjy ta little Franfoisl " ETCHINGS: WHITE WINE A gentle breeze like the air swayed by a fan in the invisible hand of night sent the white boat forward and athwart the silvery wake of the moon. The hour on the tiny inland lake which nevertheless seemed without shores--a part of the sky, its continuation as well as its reflection--had the quiet of eternity. It was broken only by the breath of the sail like the sigh of faithful sorrow and by the laughter of the tiny wake-waves that leaped up as if to dry themselves in the moon. Echo had long ago fled with the songs of the boat party. Now they sat silent. It was the hour of hand pressures, of fathoming glances, and the youth saw the maiden whom chance had placed beside him in rosy colors which were not friendships. Love sat enthroned in propinquity. Forward of the mast sat two, and when the sail shifted they bent toward each other, their hands met, their locks caressed. Although no ear in the boat could have heard what they said, yet they talked little; and less and less they spoke as the boat sailed on. They were friends. To-day he had rowed her in a small boat to seek for water-lilies. But they had laughed and jested carelessly and freely. Now they murmured in single words. He covered her white fingers with his palm. He looked at her and her eyes held him. The sail hung a curtain over them. Drunk with the moon's white wine they kissed. Suddenly the sail careened. A...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236960793
  • 9781236960795