Wales; A National Magazine Volume 4

Wales; A National Magazine Volume 4

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...fingers when she saw him first. Then he blew a note shrill and clear. They were upon the grass below the fall, and for the first time the constant clang of the water sounded to her, as it always does to me, like the galloping of a horse. He was humbly dressed, but he looked at her as one who can read deep. There was something elfin about his nose and chin, and he smiled as he blew another note. Hark! there was an answer. Far away from the hills came the echo of a distant neigh. Where before had she heard that neighing? She remembered and she fied---too soon to see the roguish smile that crept over the shepherd's mouth. He had come from the other side of the mountain, no doubt. No one saw him coming, but he was simple and a good shepherd when men were scarce. So he fed the farmer's flocks, and tended them. He knew each rhosfa by instinct, and he was good company, for he could laugh and dance and sing and play. All the time the Red Horse roamed the mountains. But he had no rider now. Oftentimes he paused and drank near the springs where the shepherds rested. At first they fled, but when he neighed, they returned to watch him. They waited and peered around for his rider. But no rider came. " Perhaps," said the young shepherd, " he has thrown his rider and lost him on the hills." " Not so," said the others. " Some god bestrode him and he will come again in good time. Meanwhile, before night comes, sing to us, young shepherd, ere we go down the hill." And they heard a strange melody that filled the glen, telling of enchanters, gnomes, dark-eyed maidens pining in magic towers, turning then to Owain Lawgoch and his knights who sleep in Ogof Pantllyn, until they hear the trumpet sound that will some...show more

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  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 304g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236877845
  • 9781236877840