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The Garden of Survival

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Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 22,496 / 71 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.3
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 3,607
mnybks.net#: 1101
Genres: Horror, Fantasy
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of construction and delineation of character. My story, however, is so slight, so subtle, so delicately intimate too, that a letter to some one in closest sympathy with myself seems the only form that offers.

It is, as I said, a confession, but a very dear confession: I burn to tell it honestly, yet know not how. To withhold it from you would be to admit a secretiveness that our relationship has never known--out it must, and to you. I may, perhaps, borrow--who can limit the sharing powers of twin brothers like ourselves?--some of the skill your own work spills so prodigally, crumbs from your writing-table, so to speak; and you will forgive the robbery, if successful, as you will accept lie love behind the confession as your due.

Now, listen, please! For this is the point: that, although my wife is dead these dozen years and more--I have found reunion and I love. Explanation of this must follow as best it may. So, please mark tie point which for the sake of emphasis I venture to repeat: that I k

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2013.05.14
Henry L. Ratliff
*****

Plot bullets


  • A man's wife dies and states: 'I have failed and shall try again.'

  • What was it that she failed to do?

  • The man, now seems to be guided by an unknown influence.

  • A beautiful, tranquil garden can be created on the land by one's own toil.

  • A beautiful, tranquil garden can be created in the heart by the love of others.



No evil spirits in the story, but don't jump to conclusions.


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