Cover of A Box Of Dead Roses

A Box Of Dead Roses

Auhtor: Ethel Mills

Language: english

Genres:

short story
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eBook size: 255Kb

Review by Stephen M. Charme, September 2007


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Box Of Dead Roses':

A beautiful story of an elderly Australian woman reflecting on her marriage.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Box Of Dead Roses':


... 0606861. This eBook was produced by: Richard Scott. .au/licence.html. .au. A Box of Dead Roses Ethel Mills. THE old lady was a most amusing ...
... sent more than one good man to the devil. On sunny days she would have her chair moved on to the wide, vine- sheltered verandah. She liked to see what ...
... her by the hour when she was in the vein for remembering pages from her own life or from other lawless lives of early days, when all country west of ...
... men. Yet the house was full of other men in those days, and they all gave thoughts or looks, more or less, to the prettiest woman in the district. ...
... man often forgot to pick a flower for her and, after a time, he forgot altogether. The young wife was painfully ideal and long-suffering, and never ...
... life.. And the old lady smiled wickedly, and continued:. She was tired one night, and went to bed early, leaving her husband smoking and reading ...
... the housemaids-the soft-voiced, self-contained, velvet-footed one who usually brought in the tray for supper, and whose eyes never left the floor as ...
... lie, except, perhaps, during the very early days of marriage. She liked to think that he was all hers then. A delusion also, possibly but a harmless ...
... the 'other men' afterwards-a great deal, my dear. She used to sing and play to them, and dance with them, and flirt with them, and fill the house with ...
... than most wives. There was the baby, of course-a lovely, soft-faced little thing that used to take its mid-day sleep in a string hammock, swung ...
... the other side of the question-he might have lived to blush for his mother. One day her husband was brought in, dead-kicked by the horse he was ...
... velvet-footed one-and bade her wash the boards. The girl had a wonderful power of self-command usually, yet, at sight of that blood, she ...
... I forget a great deal. I like best to remember the days when the young wife used to stand listening, listening for the husband's step-the sweetest ...
... worse than the majority of men: a clever, interesting woman could have managed him. She became all that afterwards-for other men but, as I said before, ...
... her withered fingers. Look, my dear. she said this box is full of dead rose-leaves-they all came off that bush by the corner, years ago. Young ...
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