The Other Magic; A Romance Of The Tropics

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byElliot Lovegood Grant Watson

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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.1921 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X THE SPELL ALINE of natives, each employed at his task, worked in the checquered sunlight, which fell through the high arching palmleaves. At intervals, as if moved by some swift impulse, they would break into repetitionary chants which in a few moments would fade abruptly to silence. Near one end of the line, Blunt sat beside a heap of broken nuts, and with slow, though skilful, sweeps of his knife would cut out the flesh, piling it in a smaller heap at his side. Sometimes he would pause and look down the line of native workers, and sometimes, through the stems of the trees, out toward the sea. For a long while his gaze remained fixed over the wide placidity of the lagoon. He was motionless, absorbed in thought. Now and then one of the natives would look inquiringly at him, but Blunt was oblivious. The events of the last three days, if such subtile interchange of sensibilities could be called events, passed recurringly through his mind. It was the very quality of their lightness which was exasperating. Nothing had occurred; everything was impending. Yet, as he gazed out over that shining 167 water, he felt that already the smallest details of his fate were determined. The balance had swung to one side, to the other; now it was steady, fixed irrevocably. Would that calm ever break? The long line of the horizon stretched taut and mute; he was filled with impatience--impatience for that which could neither be hurried nor retarded. His thoughts went back over all the incidents: first his delight at finding her safe, followed by sharp disappointment at perception of her unaccountable estrangement. She had been as if dead to the contact of his hope, buried beneath fields of snow--far from the love that was now burning in his heart. She had been cold; th...

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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.1921 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X THE SPELL ALINE of natives, each employed at his task, worked in the checquered sunlight, which fell through the high ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217125999

ISBN - 13:9780217125994

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