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A Brother To Dragons And Other Old Time Tales

Auhtor: Amlie Rives

Language: english
Published: 1888

Genres:

fiction and literature,  short story collection
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Review by Stephen M. Charme, January 2005


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Brother To Dragons And Other Old Time Tales':

... in vain, and that while Turnip, the farrier, had eight as fine lads as one would care to father, of a puny wench that my Marian could have slipped in ...
... flower blown down upon a snow-bank and by-and-by, what with the warmth and Marian's strokings, she fell into a deep sleep. But we two sate and gazed ...
... hers. It shall be saved, she saith, God helping.. And she kissed Marian, and lay down upon her bed. But Marian did tell me how that no sleep visited ...
... the foul slanders suffice it to say, I sustained for one half hour what few men are called upon to endure throughout a lifetime. At last, the newness ...
... when all was prepared, the woman went to the door and said, You can enter, and the earl came into the chamber again. When, however, he did ...
... to sinners, and I remained unnoted. 'Twas the old tale of love and treachery a false wife and a friend who was a villain. The earl had killed the ...
... upon both by sunlight and moonlight. And the south wall was all thick with the yellow violets, so that my lady's head looked like the head o' a saint ...
... Hacket to Pebworth. And a was as fine a lad as e'er caused a lass to don her Sunday kirtle on a Saturday. 'Twas said as how he had met with Ruth ...
... in fighting for her freedom, saith he, why, then, saith he, I'll marry her. So saith he-every word o't. By my troth, comrade, an I had not had ...
... thy parents a credit.. Show me such an one, saith she, and I do promise thee to wed him.. There, then, quoth I, is Davy Short hose, the ...
... have th' wench to wed with an angel, quoth she to have all thy grandchildren roosting on a gold bar, and their dad a-teaching of 'em how to ...
... Well, ne'er saw I my wife in such a rage. What. saith she, thou hast ta'en it on thyself to offer my bread and meat to a good-for-naught hussy as ...
... saith he. Saith she, arising to her feet, and standing with crossed arms like any man-saith she,. Folks call me so, saith she. But my name ...
... saith he, dwell in the heads and hearts o' mankind, not in their birth or purses. I do ask thee, with all respect, to be my wife, and I am prepared ...
... And I loved them both, and tried as a Christian not to prefer one before the other but what with my lady's stealings of her arms about my neck ...
... the sake o' by-gone days. Mayhap, moreover, his comely face had something to do with it, for, i' fecks, ne'er saw I a goodlier countenance on Roundhead ...
... Rowland (who was a fair stripling, with curls near the color o' Mistress Marian's, and eyes the tinting o' the far sea on a rainy day) did wander off ...
... such as mothers make o'er their young babes. By-and-by she was calmer, and asked to see her lord. So Mistress Marian went out, but I remained on a ...
... but she would not. Now to this day when I do think of the fool that I was, not to run without her knowledge and bring the old lord, thy grandfather, ...
... you, do not wake them. An they sleep till the morrow, all will be well. Suddenly her wits came back upon her with a rush, as doth a wind that hath seemed ...