The Stealers of Light; A Legend

The Stealers of Light; A Legend

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...move forward of her own free will--when the great distance from her lover must release her from his influence, and force her to act for herself. She stood leaning against the side of the ship, watching the approaching shore as they drew always nearer. She had never thought of asking Luath to what land she was to be taken; all lands where her lover was not were equally desert to her, nor did she know amongst what people she was to move. With vague wonder she watched the hustle and bustle of the strangely-draped figures in the small harbour. They were dark of skin and wore turbans on their heads; their clothing was of every colour of the rainbow; their movements were quick and nimble, nor did they talk much as they hurried hither and thither carrying heavy weights on their shoulders, transporting overfilled sacks to and fro from the clumsy crafts that were moored along the quay. The houses in the background were all white, with flat roofs, green shutters, and many-grated windows; some were overgrown with a wonderful plant that climbed along the dilapidated walls, covering them with a thick curtain of royal purple. The many boats and ships that were anchored in the small harbour had huge sails of orange, brick, brown, and rust-colour, and they looked like fantastic birds with tired folded wings awaiting a fresh breeze to take flight anew. Some veiled women, most of them draped in the mysterious blue which Ilona preferred to wear, stood or sat about in isolated groups. Like rows of waiting crows they remained huddled together, only their eyes visible, following all that was going on with watchful interest, whilst they jabbered away in a strange melodious tongue. At last the boat was moored, and Ilona, with a short leave-taking from the crew, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236866193
  • 9781236866196