With the immortals

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byFrancis Marion Crawford

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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. 1888. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV That evening at dinner there was less conversation than usual. The strange life which the party at the Castello del Gaudio had been leading for some time was beginning to produce its inevitable effect. They all grew silent and were often preoccupied with one common thought, wondering constantly what was to happen next. Every one wore a look in which a question was expressed and an uncertainty, for they had been trespassing in dreamland, or shadow-land, whichever is the name given to that misty country, by the shades that dwell there. "Why should it not last for ever?" exclaimed Diana, suddenly. "Oh! I should go mad, if it did!" said Lady Brenda. "Not but that it has been most delightful of course. But it is so weird, and altogether--I cannot explain it at all." "No," answered Augustus. "I believe you cannot, nor I either, nor any of us. But I am not sure that I would like it to go on for ever. This sort of life makes one unfit for anything but loafing. Slang? Yes, you must forgive me. Only dead men are quite above slang. "I think," said Gwendoline, "that people will find us dreadfully changed when we go home. But I would not give up all we have had here for anything in the world." No one spoke again for some minutes, for Gwendoline had expressed what was passing in the minds of the others. They would not willingly have forfeited such memories. "It may change our way of thinking," said Augustus, at last. "But I am not sure that we should any of us care to think differently about most things." "We should not be ourselves if we did," answered Gwendoline. "I know we should not be happier. 'Ourselves' means what we think we are." "Together with what other people think of us," added Diana. "When I say 'myself,' I mean what I am," put in Lady Brenda....

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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. 1888. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV That evening at dinner there was less conversation than usual. The strange life which the party at the Castello de...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217419313

ISBN - 13:9780217419314

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