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Page 8 - In the hot-fit of life, a-tiptoe on the highest point of being, he passes at a bound on to the other side. The noise of the mallet and chisel is scarcely quenched, the trumpets are hardly done blowing, when, trailing with him clouds of glory, this happystarred, full-blooded spirit shoots into the spiritual land.
Page 13 - Variety and color in characters and situations, vividness of descriptions — especially in those of the stormy sea — rapidity of movement and dramatic intensity in narratives, genuine sentiment and real tenderness, humor, and pathos, and, above all, a healthy, vigorous, Anglo-Saxon morality — all of these qualities make of Norman Duncan's books and short-stories literature that is distinctly worthy and permanent in character.
Page 252 - Rough-an'-Tumble lay on her beam ends and was in two minds about righting. A heavier hand on her — a last little push of the squall — would topple her over; and the squall was not blown out — it whistled past, beating and abating, with strength left for mischief. Presently the schooner righted.
Page 5 - ... by the side of their cradle. Existence is a daily struggle with adamantine facts and conditions; and quick, practical response, which leaves little encouragement or opportunity for dreamers, is, often enough, the only dividing line between life and death.