The Temple Edition of the Comedie Humaine Volume 40

The Temple Edition of the Comedie Humaine Volume 40

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... the Roman children in David's Brutus, watching the fighting and bloodshed with curious interest. 'What! is it possible?' cried Helene, catching her father's arm as if to assure herself that this was no vision. 'Helene!' 'Father!' They fell into each other's arms, and the old man's embrace was not so close and warm as Helene's. Were you on board that vessel?' 'Yes, ' he answered sadly, and looking at the little ones, who gathered about him and gazed with wide open eyes. 'I was about to perish, but-----' 'But for my husband, ' she broke in. I see how it was.' 'Ah!' cried the General, 'why must I find you again like this, Helene? After all the many tears that I have shed, must I still groan for your fate I' 'And why?' she asked, smiling. 'Why should you be sorry to learn that I am the happiest woman under the sun?' .. 'Happy?' he cried, with a. start of surprise. 'Yes, happy, my kind father, ' and she caught his hands in hers and covered them with kisses, and pressed them to her throbbing heart. Her caresses, and a something in the carriage of her head, were interpreted yet more plainly by the joy sparkling in her eyes. 'And how is this?' he asked, wondering at his daughter's life, forgetful now of everything but the bright glowing face before him. 'Listen, father; I have for lover, husband, servant, and master one whose soul is as great as the boundless sea, as infinite in his kindness as heaven, a god on earth! Never during these seven years has a chance look, or word, or gesture jarred in the divine harmony of his talk, his love, his caresses. His eyes have never met mine without a gleam of happiness in them; there has always been a bright smile on his lips for me. On deck, his voice rises above the thunder of storms and the tumult more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236749898
  • 9781236749895