A Pagan of the Alleghanies by Marah Ellis RyanA Pagan of the Alleghanies by Marah Ellis Ryan

A Pagan of the Alleghanies

byMarah Ellis Ryan

Paperback | February 3, 2012

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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. 1891. Excerpt: ... find here. If I had your gift of voice, I would never despair again of touching hearts to the sympathies that seek spirituality. Music, music that touches, is a wonderful power. Never undervalue any gift of God; and your voice is that. But I fear it is a gift you will let go to waste here in the hills;" but the interrogation in the voice said plainly: "Will you let it go to waste here in the hills?" The man who had felt so like an alien among them until this odorous, peace-kissed morning was looking at a letter pulled from his pocket with a handkerchief--a letter sealed and addressed, which he twisted in his fingers until envelope and inclosure were broken past repair; and then he dropped it in his pocket with a rather preoccupied smile in his eyes. "I hope not," he said; and the clergyman, remembering how full of feeling and sympathy the man's voice had been in music, wondered at the carelessness of it when its own powers for good were under discussion. CHAPTER V THE PAGAN. "Don, who is the Pagan?" It was two days after the funeral, and it was Dinah who asked the question, while Miss Lottie looked across the breakfast-table to him, with a little laugh. "Yes, we met a queer old character last evening. Dinah stopped the buggy and chatted with him, and after gossiping about--and I must say slandering--everyone around here, he told us he was 'Pap' Keesy, and that he lives, or eats, mostly at the Pagan's; and he had not many good words to say for that person, either." ' "That is nothing," returned Don. "The most of them slander each other. The valley folks come to me with tales of the mountaineers stealing timber, while the highlanders retaliate by swearing that the lowlanders kill more hogs every winter than belongs to them, and then they all club together a...
Title:A Pagan of the AlleghaniesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217153909

ISBN - 13:9780217153904