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A Modern Idyll

Auhtor: Frank Harris

Language: english

Genres:

short story
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Review by Chandler, December 2010


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Modern Idyll':

Elder Conklin.--The sheriff and his partner.--A modern idyll.--Eatin crow.--The best man in Garotte.--Gulmore the boss.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Modern Idyll':


... cushions in her cool white dress, which was so thin and soft and well-fitting that her form could be seen through it almost as clearly as through water. ...
... be fifty-five if he's a day. Perhaps she doesn't love me either-the little flirt. But how seductive she is, and what a body, so round and firm and supple-not ...
... I move hundreds. No. not I. I do not move them. I am weak and sinful. It is the Holy Spirit, and the power of His grace. O Lord, I am thankful to Thee ...
... this offer.. You don't tell. she exclaimed. Refuse ten thousand dollars a year and a church in Chicago to stay here in Kansas City. I know I shouldn't. ...
... out of his arms, and with startled eyes aslant whispered:. Hush. he's coming. Don't you hear his step. As Mr. Letgood went again towards her ...
... between it and the First. No, sir. There ain't none. Why, James P. Willis, him as was here and heard you-that's how it came about, that's how.-he's ...
... herself arranging the chairs and tidying the sofa into its usual stiff primness I guess he's a good man. And her cheek flushed softly. Wall, he ...
... half-past six o'clock, he said to himself, pushing his watch again under the pillow eight hours to wait till mail time. Eight endless hours. What ...
... in trying to fight against such a craving as that, he thought. But yet, in his heart of hearts, he was conscious that his religious enthusiasm, the ...
... as follows:. Dear Brothers in Christ,. Your letter has just reached me. Needless to say it has touched me deeply. You call me to a wider ministry ...
... usually called-nothing more. No one ever dreamed of saying she was beautiful or fascinating. No she was pretty, and that was all. He was the only ...
... on the following Sunday. He was determined now to leave Kansas City and go to Chicago. But as soon as he began to consider what he should say, he ...
... had immersed himself, to use his own words, in the fountain-head of self-sacrificing enthusiasm. And now he could not show his flock that there was any ...
... prayer that the cup might pass from him. On the Saturday morning he awoke as from a hideous nightmare. Before there was time for thought he was aware ...
... took up the Bible and attempted again to read it but of a sudden he put it down, and throwing his outspread arms on the table and bowing his head upon ...
... as it is in June in that part of the Western States. From midday until about four o'clock the temperature is that of midsummer, but the air is exceedingly ...
... of those who sacrifice themselves for others, as Jesus did, and out of the same divine spirit of love. He thus came to the peroration. He began it ...
... and it was agreed that each man should pay in his contribution to the name of Mr. Hooper at the First National Bank next day Mr. Hooper could then ...
... still avoided thinking of his position. The die was cast now, and having struggled hard against the temptation he tried to believe that he was ...
... Crawford : An American PoliticianAmerican History: A Survey is a textbook first published in 1991 that was written by historian Alan Brinkley, ...