In the Suntime of Her Youth Volume 2

In the Suntime of Her Youth 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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...owner, for Mrs. Hacket, according to the inevitable habit of her sex, hung her arm over the side of the boat and trailed her idle left hand through the tepid water, --the sleeve, wringing wet at the wrist, clung to her. On her lap lay a small heap of rings which she had stripped off her fingers, --emeralds and diamonds, sapphires and rubies, ---they gleamed in the sunshine, and she, notwithstanding her gender, did not look their way; she played absently with them, but her soft eyes were far away. More than once her wedding-ring slipped down to the knuckle of her finger, and she lifted her dripping hand and pushed it back to its right place; the circlet was a world too wide for the slim tenement. She was content, for ..". nature that is beautiful and dumb, Like a cool sleep upon the pulses broods." The sun was not fierce with the stifling heat of a summer noon, his warmth was temperate, and drew the scent of the clover from the fields; the light breeze blew it across the river. In the hedges thousands of new-born primroses crept out into life, the copper-red cattle munched the "daisied mantles" of the land, and no "restless thought" stole into the "indolent heart" to warn it of the clouds which were driving up from the southwest and which were hidden by the Knowle hill. It was pleasant on the river; it was pleasant to talk with those who knew her trivial thoughts, and cared to know them, and never found the thoughts too small to be worth consideration, --the little things which made her little life seem as big to the hearers as to her. Her pleasures, her hopes, her fears were not ignored. She was enjoying life, to-morrow and to-morrow she would again enjoy it. The crew of the little boat laughed...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123681181X
  • 9781236811813