My Poor Relations; Stories Of Dutch Peasant Life by Maarten MaartensMy Poor Relations; Stories Of Dutch Peasant Life by Maarten Maartens

My Poor Relations; Stories Of Dutch Peasant Life

byMaarten Maartens

Paperback | January 31, 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. 1905. Excerpt: ... "The Trick" THEY were making love, under the great black shadow of the broad-beamed fishing-smack. The twilight hung around them in ashen folds; the air lay still, but their love-making, as that of sea folk should be, was stormy, like a winter sky. "Tis no manner of use," he said at last, with a gasp. "Your father'll never consent while your Cousin Govert lives." "Your Cousin Govert," fiercely retorted the girl. "Well, yes. My cousin, and yours. He's the only bond between us." "The only bond!" angrily repeated the girl. He kissed her as a storm-wind strikes, too suddenly, across the branches. "The only relation we have in common, I mean." "And, pray, am I to remain a spinster," she asked proudly, "until Govert chooses to marry--or die?" "I suppose so, for unless he marries you, he will die unmarried." "We have talked of these things before, Simon; we have got into a way of believing them. I wonder how much of them is true?" "More than you would wish--or I. Hush! Everything is true. Since yesterday night I know everything." "What, in the name of goodness, do you mean?" "In the name of goodness, little. Listen. Put your head down here. Last night I stopped Govert suddenly on the sands, in the dark, and asked him. He told me at once. It is just as we have always fancied. His aunt left him all her money--the two smacks, the four cottages, for the property came from his family--but she made him promise to make a will bequeathing it all to me, her sister's son, in case he should die unmarried." "And, of course, he has kept the promise." "Why ' of course'?" "Because that is just like Govert. And it's just like you to question why. Never mind. Simon, I love you; I don't care twopence for Govert. And so he will die unmarried, and you will be rich some day." "No, h...
Title:My Poor Relations; Stories Of Dutch Peasant LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217514901

ISBN - 13:9780217514903