Daughters of Shem and Other Stories by Samuel GordonDaughters of Shem and Other Stories by Samuel Gordon

Daughters of Shem and Other Stories

bySamuel Gordon

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... I have never opened my lips in ill speech against you, whether in your hearing or out of it. I have borne with you. I shall bear with you as long as I have strength. It is not my affliction I grieve for, it is yours." " Because in mine you have already sufficient cause for sorrow, you mean. Esther, you shall not sorrow any more." Esther felt a sudden thrill of fear. " Shall you divorce me?" she asked. Kolba laughed--almost a happy laugh. " What put that thought into your head? " And then his voice took a sharp turn of apprehension, and he went on: " Unless you desire It? " She shook her head. " Did I not say I would bear with you? " she said. " And you shall find it easy," said Kolba, putting all his soul into his words. " A resolve came to me to-day--straight from heaven it must have come, for I feel that with it there has been given me the endurance to make it good. Esther, you know what I mean, your tribulation is ended." Esther hung her head. Was that all? Kolba had merely made another promise that he would turn over a new leaf, and eschew temptation. Ah, she knew his promises. What was the use of buoying herself up with an empty hope, and storing up for herself another and speedy disappointment? Kolba read the doubts of her heart. " Nay, Esther, I do not ask you to believe me; only look on and see. And yet," he continued tremulously, " it would help me if you believed, only a little, that I could help myself. It would make me doubly strong." " How can I trust you?" almost wailed Esther, twining her fingers convulsively. " One of these days I shall trust too surely and you will deceive me, and my heart will break." " But yon shall not again be deceived," cried Kolba, hoarsely, stretching out his shaking hand for hers, "you shall not, Esther;...
Title:Daughters of Shem and Other StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217197809

ISBN - 13:9780217197809