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A Fragment Of Life

Auhtor: Arthur Machen

Language: english
Published: 1906

Genres:

fiction,  short stories
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Review by A. Dent, March 2007


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Fragment Of Life':

Bibliographical note: v. 9 1 leaf at end.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Fragment Of Life':


... don't turn the handle at all. First of all push hard, and then pull. It's a trick of my own, and I shall have it patented. You see, it keeps undesirable ...
... said Wilson. 'Havelock. Well, Lockie, what are ye doing now? And where are your brother and sister?' The boy was not at all shy. Indeed, he seemed ...
... Once a meerschaum pipe had haunted him for six weeks the tobacconist had drawn it out of a drawer with some air of secrecy as be was buying ...
... Bridge, and Jones, who's just come, believed every word of it.' Darnell laughed at the humorous recollection of the jest. 'And that wasn't a bad yarn ...
... he said quite frankly. 'I am so glad you thought of it. But we must talk it over it doesn't do to buy in a hurry. There are so many makes.' Each ...
... an unconscious gesture she pressed his head to her breast, and he in turn was bending her red lips to his own, when a violent jangle clamoured through ...
... like this?' he said after a long pause, desiring that the music should continue. 'Always, till quite lately, till last Sunday in fact. Of course Alice ...
... dinner-time, and lounged about in an arm-chair with a pipe all the afternoon. I had got a new kind of tobacco???one and four for the two-ounce packet???much ...
... about my grand tour?' 'Of course I do it must have been delightful. I call it a most original idea.' 'Well, I was quite full of it, and what you said ...
... so thick that I could scarcely make my way between them, and sometimes the road broadened out into a green, and in one valley a brook, spanned by an ...
... on the pretext that his eyes were tired with work he thought many things might happen if the room were dimly lit, and the window opened, so that they ...
... She thought she should have died, she said, and though it was gone in a minute, and she tried to make out it was all her fancy, she fainted when she got ...
... He saw her, tall, of dignified port and presence, inclining, it might be, to some measure of obesity, such a measure as was not unbefitting in an elderly ...
... accepting her proposal, when she was startled by an exclamation from her husband. 'What is the matter?' she said, startled by the tone of his voice. ...
... heart. It had dwelt there all his life, and had slowly shone forth with clearer and clearer light, and he began to see that though his earthly steps ...
... tides about the reeds and sometimes awaking very early he had heard the strange cry of a bird as it rose from its nest among the reeds, and had looked ...
... of the holidays. It was a new interest, and he began to fashion in his mind a faint picture of his forefathers, and of their life in that grey old house ...
... old race that had so long looked at the setting of the sun over the mountain. But in truth there was one end in all that he spoke, and Mary felt that ...
... summoned to stand in the very scene itself, and there fervently to enact our parts in a great and wonderful mystery.' Darnell could quite understand ...
... put on the semblance of the stories of the Graal. It is certain, indeed, that in this world they changed their lives, like King Arthur, but this is ...