On the Church Steps

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1st World Publishing, May 22, 2006 - Literary Collections - 116 pages
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What a picture she was as she sat there, my own Bessie! and what a strange place it was to rest on, those church steps! Behind us lay the Woolsey woods, with their wooing fragrance of pine and soft rushes of scented air; and the lakes were in the distance, lying very calm in the cloud-shadows and seeming to wait for us to come. But to-day Bessie would nothing of lakes or ledges: she would sit on the church steps. In front of us, straight to the gate, ran a stiff little walk of white pebbles, hard and harsh as some bygone creed.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER I
5
CHAPTER II
12
CHAPTER III
19
CHAPTER IV
25
CHAPTER V
34
CHAPTER VI
41
CHAPTER VII
50
CHAPTER VIII
58
CHAPTER IX
67
CHAPTER X
72
CHAPTER XI
90
CHAPTER XII
102
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