The Face Of Clay; An Interpretation

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byHorace Annesley Vachell

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...blear-eyed and unsteady, but quite sober. She welcomed Tephany effusively, apologising for what had passed at Riec, mumbling her thanks, and breaking off into exclamations at Mademoiselle's grace and beauty and goodness of heart. Very thankfully Tephany noted that the interior of the cottage had not changed. Poverty occupied it, but poverty had not yet been driven to sell its furniture. The big lit-clos filled one side of the room; the black polished surface of the oak reflected the pale shafts of light from the small window opposite. To the left was the huge fireplace, the wide hearth in front of which Pouldour and his stalwart sons had sat, night after night, year after year, throughout the winters, letting their saturated clothes dry upon their bodies. An oak table, much polished also, stood in the centre of the room, with a rude bench beneath it, no longer used now that the men were dead; above the high mantel, in a tiny niche, was a figure in faience of the Virgin. In a corner, standing on end, was a cider barrel: a clock ticked solemnly beside it. Everything was scrupulously clean and neat, and upon a small table near the window Tephany's eyes caught a shimmer of silk and cambric, the raw materials of Yannik's handicraft. " Where is Yannik? " she asked presently. At once the grandmother broke into a torrent of quavering speech, partly French, partly Breton: " A Monsieur, a very handsome, kind gentleman, had walked from Pont-Aven upon the day of the big storm. He had arrived wet to the skin. An artist-painter, to be sure. And he had persuaded Yannik to sit to him in the shed out yonder. Not without difficulty--Ma Done--for Yannik was of the most respectable, and some of the Pont-Aven girls who posed for the gentlemen were--well, Mademoiselle...

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...blear-eyed and unsteady, but quite sober. She welcomed Tephany effusively, apologising for what had passed at Riec, mum...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217349072

ISBN - 13:9780217349079

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