Unawares, by the Author of 'One Year'. by the Author of 'The Rose Garden'

Unawares, by the Author of 'One Year'. by the Author of 'The Rose Garden'

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...fairies; but here, in this ugly flat country, there is not so much as a bush for them to hide behind, poor things! Allans, don't be cross, Nannon; not even Eouen has a cathedral like yours. I am going there now; will you come 1" "What has happened, what has M. Deshoulieres been saying?" thought the old woman to herself. Therese had not laughed so gaily for many a week past. They went out together, along the narrow street, and under the archway at the end, until they came into the Place Notre Dame. A strong wind was blowing from the south-west, and all the earth was grey, but the sky was full of glorious lights. A delicate greenish-blue made the groundwork; upon that lay motionless masses of high clouds, rosy red, here and there broken with purple shadows, serene, majestic; out of one uncovered depth shone a tiny trembling star. Nearer the earth grey rain-clouds were hurrying up; they had blotted out the west and the sinking sun, and now hurled themselves across the plain, with edges torn and rent and twisted by the violence of the driving wind. Broken bits of vapour scudded before them, veiling for a moment M the rosy lights above. It was a strange contrast of peace and unrest. For though the earth was saddened by the driving rain-cloud which was powerless to rob the heavens of their glory, but could blot it out and hide it from the dwellers below, there was peace even with her. In the midst of the rush and tumults--solemn, steadfast, and unmoved--rose up the spires of Charville's great cathedral. Into the drift of the cloud itself, untouched by any ruddy glow from the glowing sky, grey with the shadow of the storm, it pierced the darkness like an eternal prayer. Never more glorious in its beauty, never more faithful in its...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236654307
  • 9781236654304