A South Sea Lover; A Romance

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byAlfred St. Johnston

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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. 1890. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII The rain that fell as North and Soma returned to the town from the river had ceased at sunset; and the now slow and again breeze-hastened dripping of the water from the loftier trees, the low rustle of the freshened plants that edged Utame's little rock-bound bay, and the tinkling and ripple of the swollen brook that flowed into the sea there, as it fell from ledge to ledge of rock, sounded like the treble of some strange overture, to which the low grave sound of the falling sea added its harmony of bass. It almost seemed that Nature had herself arranged a solemn introduction to the tragedy about to be played on that sea-swept stage. The sun had set and the pearly twilight, that in those tropic lands lasts so short a time, had fled; the pure, rain-washed sky, so overcast before, was now an infinite space of clear air, through which the unrisen moon poured a flood of softened radiance. The eastern sky glowed brighter, and through its blue a golden stain crept up, until the rounded moon, like an Orient pearl, rose to her nightly realm. At first her level beams were veiled by the rising and falling of the reef-broken surf, which shone and glittered like a cataract of crystal and molten silver; but soon she rose above this cloud of spray, and shone down regally upon the deserted shore. For some time the beach was solitary, but before long there was a rustle in the bushes that grew above the sand, and then, parting their wet branches and gleaming in the moonlight with the moisture that in places lay upon her, Utame glided to the silent sands. Since the day that Christian first saw her there she was changed from the artless girl to the consciousness of womanhood; her rounded face was somewhat thinned by the passion that consumed her, but she held h...

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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. 1890. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII The rain that fell as North and Soma returned to the town from the river had ceased at sunset; and the now slow a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217905366

ISBN - 13:9780217905367

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