Cambia Carty and Other Stories

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byWilliam Buckley

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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. 1907. Excerpt: ... "Ariane" a little piqued and thoroughly resolved to spend the next night at cards with the captain, but when the first faint stars began to glint overhead again, the face of Cambia rose before him with its vague, sensuous promise, he recalled certain looks, certain voice tones, and the peculiar, half wistful, half malicious grace with which she bade him good night, and he usually ended by repairing to the appointed spot, whence, after a few minutes' undecided pause, he strolled slowly along towards the lighthouse, a cigarette between his teeth, and a fierce resolution in his heart to have an "understanding" with his enchantress; but his determination would thaw when Cambia's light, firm step sounded behind him, and, turning, he saw her beautiful face, shrouded in a fine, woollen shawl, worn mantilla fashion. Then they would loiter past the whitewashed, pepper box structure, and halt to watch the long beam of light cleaving the darkness like an angel's sword, and, rousing themselves, descend the cliff road to pace that glorious stretch of sand curving away westward, seeming to both eye and foot the pile of some rich, tawny, carpet spread out and smoothed by invisible hands, while the murmur of the breaking waves, unceasing but never monotonous, filled their souls with melodies as dreamy and as sweet as ever came to the world across the sighing forests and the rushing streams of the great German fatherland; and M. Florimel would forget not only his intention, but his own self, until some suggestive gesture, some playful query would bring him back to both again, but his kisses would fall short on neck or shoulder, his arm seek an elusive waist, his feverish hands clutch at empty air. She had no fear in those half earnest encounters. Indeed, she liked the sho...

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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. 1907. Excerpt: ... "Ariane" a little piqued and thoroughly resolved to spend the next night at cards with the captain, but when the first faint s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217325262

ISBN - 13:9780217325264

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