The Pen Of Brahma; Peeps Into Hindu Hearts And Homes

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byBeatrice M. Harband

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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. 1905. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII PEARL OF LIFE "Two women shall be grinding together."--Luke xvii. 35. CHAPTER XIII PEARL OF LIFE JEVAMANI1 and Gnanamani2 her sister were both physically tired. The one was silent by reason of a multitude of thoughts that kept chasing each other through her brain; the other was cross because she declared her sister was too dull a companion at the grinding mill. All the working hours of the hot Indian day they had been kept busy grinding the grains that were needed by their father's large household in the preparation of all the extra food that was being cooked in readiness for the week of feasting and merrymaking that they, with all the world of Madras, observed for a week or ten days in the month of January when the cow was set up as an object of adoration and special affection. When the girls had been roused, and bidden to roll away their mats, the myriad hosts of shining morning stars were paling before the rosy heralds of the rising sun. Ears attuned to celestial music might have heard them singing their psean of praise to the Mighty Master Mind controlling their orbit through the boundless space of the universe. 1 Gem of life. 3 Gem of knowledge. But the music of the spheres passed unnoticed by the two girls, who had a busy day before them. In the cool hours of the early morning their hearts were light as thistledown, and as they turned the mill round and round they sang snatches of song in praise of the animals they were preparing to do honour to. But as the day dragged on, their task became burdensome, and the two large flat stones that formed their mill seemed far too heavy for their slight arms to turn round and round. As their weariness increased, Jevamani relapsed into the silence that made Gnanamani bad-tempered, for she wanted to ...

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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. 1905. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII PEARL OF LIFE "Two women shall be grinding together."--Luke xvii. 35. CHAPTER XIII PEARL OF LIFE JEVAMANI1 and Gn...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217127029

ISBN - 13:9780217127028

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