In the Mountains

Author: Elizabeth von Arnim (Mary Annette Beauchamp)
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 59,749 / 170 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.7
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 431
Added to site: 2011.07.03
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Genre: Young Readers
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to remember all that. One turns with a sick weariness from the recollection. At least one is thankful that we're at Now and not at Then. This first of August has the great advantage of having all that was coming after that first of August behind it instead of ahead of it. At least on this first of August most of the killing, of the slaughtering of young bodies and bright hopes, has left off. The world is very horrible still, but nothing can ever be so horrible as killing.

August 2nd.

The only thing to do with one's old sorrows is to tuck them up neatly in their shroud and turn one's face away from their grave towards what is coming next.

That is what I am going to do. To-day I have the kind of feelings that take hold of convalescents. I hardly dare hope it, but I have done things to-day that do seem convalescent; done them and liked doing them; things that I haven't till to-day had the faintest desire to do.

I've been for a walk. And a quite good walk, up in the forest wh

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