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Frida, or, The Lover's Leap, A Legend Of The West Country

From ''Slain By The Doones''

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Author: R.D. Blackmore
Published: 1895
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,954 / 40 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.2
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 668
Added to site: 2007.08.15
mnybks.net#: 17929
Genres: Short Story, Romance
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the fields was waning, and the puce of the heath was faded into dingy cinamon; though the tint of the rocks was darkened by the nightly rain and damp, and the clear brooks were beginning to be hoarse with shivering floods, and the only flowers left were but widows of the sun, yet she had the sovereign comfort and the cheer of trustful love. Lord Auberley, though he cared nought for the Valley of Rocks or Watersmeet, for beetling majesty of the cliffs or mantled curves of Woody Bay, and though he accounted the land a wilderness and the inhabitants savages, had taken a favourable view of the ample spread of the inland farms and the loyalty of the tenants, which naturally suggested the raising of the rental. Therefore he grew more attentive to young Mistress Frida; even sitting in shady places, which it made him damp to think of when he turned his eyes from her. Also he was moved a little by her growing beauty, for now the return to her native hills, the presence of her lover, and the home-made bread and forest

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