Santa Lucia; A Common Story

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byMary Hunter Austin

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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. 1908. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXII FROM some far seaward cisterns of the air billows of fog poured down over the city of San Francisco; rebounding like smoke from the summer-heated fronts of hills, they settled in shady hollows and caught wispily at rows of trees. In the park, among the tall plantations of pine and eucalyptus they thickened in pools and shadows, overflowing into the cleared spaces and thinning luminously at touch of the sun. In such a moving mist of thought, dispelled by the warmth of passion, chilling and glooming where it touched the unsunned reality of her life, Julia Stairs took the car for the McAllister Street entrance, looking from left to right with those hasty half glances that betray the latest arrival at a point of meeting, and lost herself to view in the thick shrubbery that masked its paths. She had gone but a little way when Halford joined her; they moved on side by side without speaking. "Let us sit here," said Halford at last, when they had come to a bench set deep in a thicket. As they sat down Julia's hand lay for a moment on the seat between them, and Halford touched it with his own. "I was a little late," she said; "some people called." "It does not matter. I should not have gone without seeing you." "You had something particular to say to me?" "Very particular." But he did not begin at once. Julia had put up her veil, and his eye roved tenderly over her face, her hands, her hair. She was looking a little wasted, but very beautiful. A fluctuant color played upon her cheek, there was a veiled brilliance in her eyes, a flamelike quality in her movements that was now a little dulled by bodily weariness. Whatever it was had made the change in her had been plainly not without loss. "Julia," said Halford, abruptly, "why did you wear a veil to-day...

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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. 1908. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXII FROM some far seaward cisterns of the air billows of fog poured down over the city of San Francisco; rebounding l...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217043984

ISBN - 13:9780217043984

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