St. Nicholas Volume 45, PT. 2

St. Nicholas Volume 45, PT. 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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...traveler! Return! Come and stay with us to-night.' "But the wind's horn was so much larger than the man's hands, and the wind's voice so much louder than his, too, TO BE TOO POOR TO AFFORD HOSPITALITY THAT IS THE DEPTH OF WRETCHEDNESS.' HE SAID SADLY" sleeves and shoulders like little avalanches from the hillsides. I will go to him and lead him back.' "So saying, he hurried after the traveler and soon overtook his flagging steps. 'I beg you to return with me, ' he said, 'and accept what poor shelter we can offer. Our house is unsightly and wants comforts, but it may be Detter than to lose your way in the snow.' "'The traveler gave earnestthanks to his host, and they walked slowly back to the house. "As they walked, they felt as friends; and that was very right," Misao earnestly explained; "for if two find shelter together in the journey of life, even if for a moment, --even if they but happen to sit under the same tree to escape a passing shower, or drink from the same wayside stream, --the sages teach us that some Great Cause has brought them there and they belong to each other, brothers in the spirit, for that moment at the least. We say that there is en between them. attractive to me, ' said the guest, courteously. "'We have nothing to offer you but some boiled awa, and you must be hungry from the long day's tramp.' "'Boiled aiua will be most welcome. Please let me have some.' "The woman placed the ana before him and he ate. "'When I was more fortunate in life, ' said the host, 'I read of aiva in song and story, but never saw it. And now it is our subsistence.' Then, changing the subject quickly, that he might not sadden his guest's repast by pity: 'The cold wind whistles outside. I...show more

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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 422g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236854500
  • 9781236854506