Vesty of the Basins: A Novel

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Harper & brothers, 1892 - 271 pages
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Page 208 - The tempest's awful voice was heard ; O Christ, it broke on Thee! Thy open bosom was my ward It braved the storm for me. Thy form was scarred, Thy visage marred ; Now cloudless peace for me.
Page 46 - Here was a good sign ; so the Basins held. No sign so propitious to a love affair as meeting with one of God's innocent ones — a "natural.
Page 253 - I don' know," said Captain Pharo. "I have worked sometimes, Sundays — poo! poo! hohum! — • but not 'less 'twas somethin' 'mportant, gettin' in hay or somethin
Page 2 - ... Community, nourished by green grass and watered by green seas ; bnt she does not hint that they are Cape Cod Folk, or that the Basin is a part of the Bay of Cape Cod. She has been there before! She describes the Pointers, who are the aristocrats of the region, living twelve miles away from the Basiu, and at the Point, in the midst of two grocery stores and a millinery establishment.
Page 253 - mportant, gettin' in hay or somethin' like that. And I have — poo! poo! hohum! Wal, wal — hauled out my lobster car sometimes Sundays waitin
Page 3 - Capers arc below the Crooked Rivers, and the Basins are the lowest of all — except the Artichokes — for they are shown here to have reached those cheerful depths where there is no social or artistic status of any kind to maintain. The only Artichoke in the United States, recorded by the compiler of the latest official Gazetteer, is a lake in Big Stone County, Minnesota; the only Crooked Rivers are in Missouri and in Oregon. There...
Page 263 - What did you mean," said I, starting in wise Basin fashion, at a millennium distance from the intended point,

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