Mine Own People

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United States Book Company, 1891 - Short stories, English - 268 pages
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Page 98 - Forgive, me, LORD, for Thy dear SON, The ill that I this day have done ; That with the world, myself, and Thee, I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.
Page 250 - I was bought as though I had been a Lucknow dancing-girl instead of a child." "Art thou sorry for the sale?" "I have sorrowed; but to-day I am glad. Thou wilt never cease to love me now ? Answer, my king." "Never — never. No." "Not even though the mem-log — the white women of thy own blood — love thee? And remember, I have watched them driving in the evening; they are very fair.
Page 90 - There be very many places in the East where it is not good or kind to let your acquaintances drop out of sight even for one short week. The players were not conscious of any special regard for each other. They squabbled whenever they met; but they ardently desired to meet, as men without water desire to drink.
Page 257 - ... the Western patch in drawing attention to the curve of the nostril, the gold ornament in the centre of the forehead studded with tallow-drop emeralds and flawed rubies, the heavy circlet of beaten gold that was fastened round her neck by the softness of the pure metal, and the chinking curb-patterned silver anklets hanging low over the rosy ankle-bone. She was dressed in jade-green muslin as befitted a daughter of the Faith, and from shoulder to elbow and elbow to wrist ran bracelets of silver...
Page 182 - Queen,' and little Mildred from the bottom of the table answered, The Queen, God bless her,' and the big spurs clanked as the big men heaved themselves up and drank the Queen upon whose pay they were falsely supposed to settle their mess-bills.

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