Orientations

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T. Fisher Unwin, 1899 - Short stories, English - 278 pages
 

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Page 243 - No, no, no; said he cut down his apple-tree." " George's apple-tree ? " "No, no; his father's." "Oh!" "He said " "His father said?" "No, no, no; George said, 'Father, I cannot tell a lie. I did it with my little hatchet.
Page 221 - O Jesus, thou art knocking; And lo ! that hand is scarred, And thorns thy brow encircle, And tears thy face have marred ; O love that passeth knowledge.
Page 17 - But when the woman who had nursed him in his childhood lovingly disobeyed his order and entered to give him food, she saw no tear in his eye, no sign of weeping. ' You are right ! ' he said, painfully rising from his knees. ' Give me to eat.' Listlessly taking the food, he sank into a chair and looked at the bed on which had lately rested the corpse of Dona Sodina ; but a kindly nature relieved his unhappiness, and he fell into a weary sleep. When he awoke, the night was far advanced ; the house,...
Page 84 - Consider the lilies of the field; they toil not, neither do they spin: yet Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Page 9 - ... alabaster; at the corners were four twisted pillars, covered with little leaves and flowers, and between them bas-reliefs representing Love, and Youth, and Strength, and Pleasure, as if, even in the midst of death, death must be forgotten. Don Sebastian was in full armour. His helmet was admirably carved with a representation of the battle between the Centaurs and the Lapithae; on the right arm-piece were portrayed the adventures of Venus and Mars, on the left the emotions of Vulcan ; but on...
Page 16 - WHEN Don Sebastian walked from the cathedral to his house after the burial of his wife, no one saw a trace of emotion on his face, and it was with his wonted grave courtesy that he bowed to a friend as he passed him.
Page 14 - Sodina when he was a boy of ten, and before she could properly pronounce the viperish sibilants of her native tongue. When the lady attained her sixteenth year, the pair were solemnly espoused, and the young priest Pablo, the bridegroom's brother, assisted at the ceremony. In these days the union would have been instanced as a triumphant example of the success of the mariage...
Page 18 - Sodina used yearly to make and strew about her things. Turning over the pages listlessly, he saw some crabbed writing; he took it to the light: — "To-night, my beloved, I come.
Page 160 - They buried him at last, but still to his tomb they came from all sides, rich and poor; and the wretched monk, who had not faith to cure the disease of his own mind, cured the diseases of those who had faith in him.

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