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The Substance of a Dream

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Author: F.W. Bain
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 45,777 / 126 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.6
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 558
Added to site: 2007.03.30
mnybks.net#: 16413

Half a love story and half a fairy tale: as indeed every love story is a fairy tale. Because although that unaccountable mystery, the mutual attraction of the sexes, is the very essence of life, and everything else merely accidental or accessory, yet only too often in the jostle of the world, the accidental smothers the essential, and life turns into a common place instead of a romance.

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tia, taking sunsets and other commonplaces such as mother, father, home, furniture and carpets, generally for granted, being as a rule absorbed in the great things of life, that is, play. This child was very diligently blowing bubbles, occasionally turning aside up a by-path to make a bubble-pudding in the soap-dish: the ruckling noise of this operation possessing some magical fascination for all childhood. And in the meanwhile, yellow dusk was gradually deepening in the quiet air. Presently the tired sun sank like a weight, red-hot, burning his way down through filmy layers of Indian ink. The day had been rainy, but the clouds had all dissolved imperceptibly away into a broken chain of veils of mist, which looked with the sun behind them like dropping showers of liquid gold, or copper-coloured waterfalls: while underneath or through them the lines of low blue hills showed now half obscured, now clear and sharp in outline as if cut with scissors out of paper and stuck upon the amber background of the sky

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