Children Of The World (volume 1); A Novel

Paperback | January 5, 2012

byPaul Heyse

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1882. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. This visitor was an extraordinary-looking man of middle height, in coarse but tidy clothes like those of a workman when his work is done for the day. The figure was ill-formed, the broad face, surrounded by thick bright black hair and beard, seemed to suit the body as little as did the hands and feet. But the pale face, though it was without beauty, was rendered attractive by its expression of almost childlike trueheartedness, and when he overcame his habitual dejection enough to smile, his full red lips in parting disclosed beautiful white teeth from among the wilderness of black beard, and the eyes from beneath the thick brows shone with so soft and yet fiery a light that he might well have pleased a maiden. Except when in unusually low spirits, the honest fellow was in the habit of employing those eyes whenever he had the opportunity in gazing at Balder, for whom he nourished an enthusiastic, almost sentimental affection. He never expressed this in words, of which he was indeed always sparing; but even a casual observer would have been touched to see the power which the tender, sunny nature of the youth had over his bushyhaired, uncouth elder. It was a regular "stille liebe,"* which year by year had increased in strength and * "Silent love ; " probably an allusion to a well-known song. enthusiastic warmth, and for which no trial would have been too hard. Everything that was wanting in his own nature and life in the way of grace and harmonious charm he found and loved in his beautiful, distinguished-looking friend, and had, as it were, proved himself disloyal to the other brother, who had older claims on his friendship. The first time that Edwin had carried his satchel to school, he had been joined by a puny, shy little fellow who was going...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1882. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. This visitor was an extraordinary-looking man of middle height, in coarse but tidy clothes like those of a workma...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217187277

ISBN - 13:9780217187275

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