The Making Of A Statesman; And Other Stories

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byJoel Chandler Harris

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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. 1902. Excerpt: ... here and there, and idling a great deal, if the invention of heart-breaking melodies is to be called idling, Flavian Dion allowed the din about his ears to grow and increase until Zepherine, the daughter, was old enough to be placed in the school of the good Sisters of the Sacred Heart at St. Hyacinthe. Then, having no one to hearken to his flute or violin, or to laugh and cry by turns at his beautiful stories, he took his flute and his fiddle, and his necessary belongings, and went singing along the road to the States. He disappeared and was swallowed and digested in the great maw of the outer world, which, like the sea, knowing neither hunger nor satiety, continues to engulf and overwhelm all who respond to its invitations. He disappeared, and was not heard of again until long after Suzette, his wife, had been laid to rest in the little church-yard. Then, some wayfarer, returning home, reported that he had met the wanderer in New Orleans. It was queer, the neighbors thought; but after Flavian went away, his wife was inconsolable. Her grief was genuine, too, for they do not play at make-believe in New France--they with the hard hands, the bent backs, and the tanned faces. It was indeed true that Suzette was heart-broken. No other ever was or could be as handsome, as gentle, and as kind as her Flavian now seemed to be in the light of her sorrow and remorse. Ah, if the good God would but lead her goodman home again, she would take vows of penitence, she would make any and all sacrifices, she would work her arms off to the shoulders, so that he might have time to compose his lovely music. Ah, just heaven! she would sit and listen to his wonderful stories as in the old days, and never tire of them. She had no thought but of her Flavian, and with his name on ...

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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. 1902. Excerpt: ... here and there, and idling a great deal, if the invention of heart-breaking melodies is to be called idling, Flavian Dion allo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217597076

ISBN - 13:9780217597074

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