A Dream and a Forgetting

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byJulian Hawthorne

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874. Excerpt: ... XXIIL BALDER TELLS AN UNTRUTH. BY way of enheartening himself for what he was to do, Balder kissed the posy of Gnulemah's fragrant footsteps. He kept his eyes down, lest she should see something in them to distract her attention from his story. He must go artfully to work,--gain her assent to the abstract principles before marshalling them against himself. Meanwhile Gnulemah had picked up a gold beetle, and was examining it with a certain grave interest "I never told you how I came by this ring of Hiero's. It was the night before I first saw you, Gnulemah." "The ring guided you tome!" said she, glancing at his downcast visage. "Perhaps it did!" he muttered, struck by the ingenious superstition; and be eyed the keen diamond half suspiciously. How fiercely the little serpents were struggling for it! "But Hiero--he has lost it, and you will see him no more!" "You are with me!" returns she, shining out at him from beneath her level brows. What should she know of death and parting? Balder still forbore to raise his face. Gnulemah was in a froliesome humor, the reaction of her foregoing solemnity. But Balder, who deemed this hour the gravest of his life, was taken aback by her unseasonable gayety. Casting about for means to sober her,--an ungracious thing for a lover to do!--he hit upon the gold beetle. "Dead; the poor little beetle! Do you know what death is, Gnulemah?" "It is what makes life. The sun dies every night, to get life for the morning. And trees die when cold comes, so as to smile out in green leaves again,--greener than if there had been no dealk So it is with all things." "Not with everything," said Balder, taking her lighthcartedness very gravely. "That gold beetle in your hand is dead, and will never live or move again." But at that Gnulemah sm...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874. Excerpt: ... XXIIL BALDER TELLS AN UNTRUTH. BY way of enheartening himself for what he was to do, Balder kissed the posy of Gnulemah's frag...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217665284

ISBN - 13:9780217665285

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