The feast of lanterns by Louise Jordan MilnThe feast of lanterns by Louise Jordan Miln

The feast of lanterns

byLouise Jordan Miln

Paperback | May 10, 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. 1920 Excerpt: ...possibly understand! Beatrice Ford wondered that such an experience did not kill or craze her. Oh! she was very good to Tzu--and scarcely less good to Mung Panu. And indeed to meet the experience as little Tzii did told her very callous, or very brave. Tzii was wonderfully brave. Her race had been brave for many centuries. And she had boundless confidence in Ch'eng Shao Yiin. She knew that whatever her great-grandmother had done was kindest--and deserved her burning gratitude. And her love and loyalty never wavered. And in Ho-nan Ch'eng Yiin sickened for her child. And Tzii was very busy. Her great-grandmother had told her to work. She worked! And there was so much to learn. And she wished to learn it all. And she had dreams for comforters, warm day-dreams of her going home, of the time to come when her hand would lie close and safe again in Ch'eng Yiin's hand. The lilies in the courtyard would make her garments sweet, and the fireflies at the night time would turn the garden into fairyland. But sometimes her face quivered a little in the darkness of the night, when the winter rain beat upon her window-pane, and the wind whistled down her bedroom chimney. Sometimes, when she was sure that Mung Panii slept, she crept out of bed, and caught up a doll, or a spotted wooden tiger, and took it back to sleep with her--and once she took her god. CHAPTER XXI WHEN the Earl died, and his income followed his title to a distant kinsman, the Ladies Worthing looked about them hurriedly for something to do. They were penniless and plain. But they were sensible and full of pluck. They had no stomach for charity, and no appetite for permanent penury. And, realizing how scant other capital they had, and somewhat undervaluing their sterling capital of personality and character...
Title:The feast of lanternsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:May 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217930956

ISBN - 13:9780217930956

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