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Dawn Of Flame

Auhtor: Stanley Grauman Weinbaum

Language: english
Published: 1939

Genres:

fiction,  science fiction,  short stories
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eBook size: 120Kb

Review by Timothy B. Riley, May 2009


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'Dawn Of Flame':

An abridged version of the tale of orphaned eleven-year-old Pollyanna who comes to live with austere and wealthy Aunt Polly bringing happiness to her aunt and other members of the community through her philosophy of gladness.

Excerpts from the Book 'Dawn Of Flame':


... had a stubby pistol at his belt, wooden-stocked like those of the Ancients, and the tall man's bow was of glittering spring steel. Ho, mountainy! said ...
... the biggest you ever saw. Bridges. Buildings. Four-five times as high as the Norse church, and at that they're fallen down. The Devil knows how high they ...
... names of demigods. But Hull knew little of them. You can read! he exclaimed. That in itself is a sort of magic. And you have been within the Empire, ...
... decipher the archaic words in the few books that had survived. Little by little others joined him, and as the word spread slowly, men from other sections ...
... the plow and then the seeds, Then the harrow and then the hoe, And rain to make the harvest grow. This is what the man needs: First the promises, ...
... said Hull. The knowledge of the Ancients. The knowledge of the Ancients was magic, said the girl. Everyone knows that the Ancients were wizards, ...
... shouting, and from windows along the street black smoke poured. A dozen yards away a powder wagon had blasted itself into a vast mushroom of smoke, incinerating ...
... in a mighty leap, caught a dragging branch, and swung into the forest. A startled woods runner faced him he flung the fellow behind him down the ...
... Like Joaquin Smith she wore only a shirt and very abbreviated shorts, but a caparison protected the slim daintiness of her legs from any contact with ...
... your eldarch has made peace with me? You are part of the Empire now, and this is treason. I made no peace! growled Hull. But your leader did, thereby ...
... slowly before cook-wagons and the smell of food floated on the air, reminding him that he was ravenously hungry. He hurried toward his room beside File Ormiston's ...
... roof. I aimed one. She smiled. What held you? I do not fight women. He winced as he thought of what mission he was on, for it belied his ...
... blazed, to strip the Weed clothes from the eldarch's daughter and send her marching across the window! He was utterly appalled. She-she was in town! ...
... not little Vail Ormiston. I'm the Princess Margaret of N'Orleans, called Margaret the Divine by those who love me, and by those who hate me called- ...
... countered Hull. I know you never would. But what did she offer you for betrayal? Again he hesitated. A great reward, he answered at last. A reward ...
... here with another bottle and a second goblet. Hull stared appalled. What are you going to do? No harm to your little Weed. I promise no harm. But- ...
... enough to the Ch'cago men, and you made certain they were not loved by the Harriers before you killed them. She shrugged. I lie, I cheat, I swindle ...
... Margot. Was I ever the Princess Peggy? she murmured. I had forgotten-Well, Martin Sair can stave off age but he cannot halt the flow of time. But ...
... eyes were sad. But you are still Olin, the Father of Power, she murmured. With a sudden gesture she thrust her weapon back into her belt. I spare him ...
... A film version of his short story The Adaptive Ultimate was released in 1957 under the title She Devil, starring Mari Blanchard, Jack Kelly, ...