Snow-fire; A Story Of The Russian Court

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byMarguerite Cunliffe-owen

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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. 1910. Excerpt: ... SNOW-FIRE CHAPTER I Love, if from love, then I would have you stay; But else I pray you take my love and go. No bough should hold the leafage of its May Beyond the hour of Summer's overthrow. Cling not in fear or pity--naught is there In cold adherence to a barren spray; Better with all the forest to be bare Than robe in tatters of a happier day. Fall from me now, if it in truth is seen That rain and frost and chilling winds are near, But let me not, when all the woods, are green, Wake to the sun, and find my foliage sere. This thing alone I ask, as speech is free: To loose or bind, keep but your faith with me. M. M. "I Won't have you speak to me like that, do you hear?" Serge, aware of the frown drawing her arched eyebrows into one straight bar, repressed a gesture of irritation and fell to fidgeting with his sword-knot. "Do you hear, and do you understand?" she harshly insisted, bending forward as if to get him more completely within the compass of her angry gaze. "I hear, of course, but I can't say that I understand," he answered, with a surface calmness that failed to deceive her. She was too keen for that, even in her most erratic moods. "Oh, you won't--eh? Well, then, you must be more obtuse than usual this evening--obtuse and mulish!" "Obtuse and what?" he asked. "Mulish--I said mulish!" she retorted, straightening her perfect figure so it silhouetted to undeniable advantage against the dark-gleaming group of palms and camellias before which they were standing. In spite of his efforts to appear still unmoved, he winced, and a moment passed before he plucked up spirit for a feeble remonstrance. "It would please me if you deigned to speak a trifle lower," he muttered, glancing uneasily over his shoulder. "Somebody will end by hearing." "I am not in t...

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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. 1910. Excerpt: ... SNOW-FIRE CHAPTER I Love, if from love, then I would have you stay; But else I pray you take my love and go. No bough should h...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217048838

ISBN - 13:9780217048835

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