The Value of Strathmore

The Value of Strathmore

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ..."So, retracing their steps homeward, they emerged from the wood in silence, a strange unaccountable feeling of embarrassment preventing either from resuming the conversation. The sight of the pretty vale of Kinnettles bathed in the golden sunshine, seemed, however, to revive the stranger as if by enchantment. "' 'Tis a beautiful valley, ' said he, with its waving woods R and sparkling streams. I almost envy your happy life, spent among such pleasant scenes.' "' Yes, ' replied the minister, sorrowfully, 'if the moral picture were as untainted and beautiful, it would, indeed, be a pleasant spot in which to spend one's days; but the fact, that beneath that smiling exterior, impure desires and heartless deeds lie concealed from the common eye, causes a deep and lasting shadow to overcast the beautiful landscape.' "A shade of gloom again came over the stranger's spirit, and they walked on in silence. They had passed the Plans and were now approaching the village. Crossing the river the minister kindly assisted the stranger to keep his balance on the old rickety planks, and while he did so, felt the arm he held tremble like an aspen in his gentle grasp. Attributing this to nervous feeling caused by his weak state of health, the good man spoke still more kindly to him, inviting him to spend the evening at the manse, which they had now almost reached. "' I would prefer a quiet walk in the churchyard, ' replied his companion; and while proceeding thither the door of the little parish school quickly opened, and like bees issuing from their byke, out rushed the noisy happy throng, shouting, and singing, and trampling upon each other's heels in their eagerness to escape into the free, breezy, exhilarating air. "' God bless...show more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 318g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236973666
  • 9781236973665