Prince Otto: A Romance

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Chatto & Windus, 1895 - English fiction - 275 pages

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After reading Stevenson's Treasure Island, Prince Otto is a startling change of pace. From adventure and pirates and sailing and treasure in the Caribbean--to political intrigue and romance in Germany ... Read full review

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Page 223 - O !" she cried, joy catching at her voice, "O ! it is the dawn !" In a breath she passed over the brook, and looped up her skirts and fairly ran in the dim alleys. As she ran her ears were aware of many pipings, more beautiful than music; in the small dish-shaped houses in the fork of giant arms, where they had lain all night, lover by lover, warmly pressed, the brighteyed, big-hearted singers began to awake for the day.
Page 223 - ... ragged Princess as she flitted below them on the carpet of the moss and tassel. Soon she had struggled to a certain hilltop, and saw far before her the silent inflooding of the day. Out of the East it welled and whitened; the darkness trembled into light; and the stars were extinguished like the streetlamps of a human city. The whiteness brightened into silver, the silver warmed into gold, the gold kindled into pure and living fire ; and the face of the East was barred with elemental scarlet....
Page 222 - The early evening had fallen chill, but the night was now temperate ; out of the recesses of the wood there came mild airs as from a deep and peaceful breathing; and the dew was heavy on the grass and the tight-shut daisies. This was the girl's first night under the naked heaven; and now that her fears were overpast, she was touched to the soul by its serene amenity and peace. Kindly the host of heaven blinked down upon that wandering Princess; and the honest brook had no words but to encourage her....

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