A Knight in Homespun

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 160 pages
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General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1909 Original Publisher: The C.M. Clark Publishing Company Description: Frontispiece and plates facing p. 4, 52, 114, 188, 262, 294 and 312. Subjects: American fiction Fiction / Anthologies Literary Criticism / General Literary Criticism / American / General Literary Criticism / American / African American Literary Criticism / Women Authors Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: TICK THE NINTH I Wish I could pass over the unpleasant episodes of that day. How easy it is to describe events in which all is joyousness, gaiety, frivolity! How language flows when we picture in words those fleeting periods in our lives when we are surrounded by our dear ones and our friends, full of life, of hope, and of happiness. But how different when we are called upon to describe the feelings of those who have been stricken as if by a death-blow by the taking away, without warning, of their only son. How can I ever tell of the mental torture of the pride of the Boosch household -- Myra ? How can I describe the anguish that was racking the heart of Dr. Boosch, although, for the sake of his wife -- her mother -- he kept a calm exterior and repeatedly said to her: "Mother, God will be with us in our hours of trial and will help us." How can I word-picture the unseen, unknown grief in the heart of Jim Carbon ? How can I tell of the feelings of one who had learned to love Myra Boosch, but who knew that his love wouldnever be known or reciprocated, and who, in his unselfish way, had looked forward to the time when those two hearts should be linked together ? Jim Carbon had dozed about an hour, sitting in his chair, when he was aroused by a knock at the door. H...

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