The Novels And Tales Of Robert Louis Stevenson (volume 16)

Paperback | January 5, 2012

byRobert Louis Stevenson

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1895. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... EVENSONG THE embers of the day are red Beyond the murky hill. The kitchen smokes: the bed In the darkling house is spread: The great sky darkens overhead, And the great woods are shrill. So far have I been led, Lord, by Thy will: So far I have followed, Lord, and wondered still. The breeze from the embalmed land Blows sudden toward the shore, And claps my cottage door. I hear the signal, Lord -- I understand. The night at Thy command Comes. I will eat and sleep and will not ques- tion more. Vailima. BALLADS THE SONG OF RAHERO TO ORI A ORI. Ori, my brother in the island mode. In every tongue and meaning muck my friend. This story of your country and your clan. In your loved house, your too much honoured guest, I made in English. Take it, being done; And let me sign it with the name you gave. Tsxiitska. THE SONG OF RAHERO: A LEGEND OF TAHITI I. THE SLAYING OF TAMATEA IT fell in the days of old, as the men of Taiarapu tell, A youth went forth to the fishing, and fortune favoured him well. Tamatea his name: gullible, simple, and kind, Comely of countenance, nimble of body, empty of mind, His mother ruled him and loved him beyond the wont of a wife, Serving the lad for eyes and living herself in his life. Alone from the sea and the fishing came Tamatea the fair, Urging his boat to the beach, and the mother awaited him there, --" Long may you live!" said she. "Your fishing has sped to a wish. And now let us choose for the king the fairest of all 10 your fish. For fear inhabits the palace and grudging grows in the land, Marked is the sluggardly foot and marked the niggardly hand, The hours and the miles are counted, the tributes numbered and weighed, And woe to him that comes short, and woe to him that delayed!" So spoke on the beach the mother, and counselled...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1895. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... EVENSONG THE embers of the day are red Beyond the murky hill. The kitchen smokes: the bed In the darkling house is spread: T...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021736098X

ISBN - 13:9780217360982

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