Barnavaux by Pierre MilleBarnavaux by Pierre Mille


byPierre Mille

Paperback | February 1, 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. 1915. Excerpt: ... Bamavaux RAMARY AND KETAKA THE house that Dr. Andrianivoune let to foreigners was at Soraka, a suburb of Tananarivo, just above Lake A nosy. A French couple had lived and loved there; two of the rooms, which were still hung with dainty pink chintz, bore witness to the taste and refinement of the late occupants, to the passage of some Western woman, whose eyes and hands had taken a delight in adorning her temporary home. The wild and ragged moss-rose trees in the garden were gradually dying off, and the neglected coffee-trees bore no berries; but the Japanese lilacs had grown as high as the young elms of our country; and a thick plantation of peaches rustled in the breeze, tapping their branches against the old walls. Above all this was the artificial lake made by order of the same King Radame who 9 had ordered the removal of the mountain of God, barren Ambohidzanahare, which offended his despot gaze. The sheet of calm water, almost circular in shape, shimmered gently in the buoyant air, merging further away into swamps and marshes up to the great plain of Ikopa where endless rice-fields gleamed and undulated in the sun. In the very centre of this bright and joyous ocean of scenery rose the chimneys of the OurvilleFlorens brick-works, a symbol of conquest that looked stupidly unreal in such a spot. My friend Galliac and I were living in the house belonging to the works. I remember one evening in particular, when the sun, setting on the western horizon, cast a glory over everything; and the beauty of it made one's heart beat faster. The air we breathed was like sparkling wine, and houses, trees, men, and the great herds of cattle captured from the Fahavales, which the Senegalese soldiers, splendid rakish-looking fellows, were driving up the slopes, were all...
Title:BarnavauxFormat:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021733783X

ISBN - 13:9780217337830