Introduction by Henry Morley; Peter Schlemihl by Adelbert Chamisso; Peter Schlemihl; Appendix ; Preface by the Editor ; Brief Sketch of Chamisso's Life From the Baron de la Motte Fouque ; The Story Without An End by Carode translated by Sarah Austin ; Hymns To Night by Novalis translated by Henry Morley
ved to return to the town, and pay another visit to Mr. John the following morning, and, at the same time, make some inquiries of him relative to the extraordinary man in grey, provided I could command sufficient courage. Would to Heaven that such good fortune had awaited me!
I had stolen safely down the hill, through the thicket of roses, and now found myself on an open plain; but fearing lest I should be met out of the proper path, crossing the grass, I cast an inquisitive glance around, and started as I beheld the man in the grey cloak advancing towards me. He took off his hat, and made me a lower bow than mortal had ever yet favoured me with. It was evident that he wished to address me; and I could not avoid encountering him without seeming rude. I returned his salutation, therefore, and stood bareheaded in the sunshine as if rooted to the ground. I gazed at him with the utmost horror, and felt like a bird fascinated by a serpent.
He affected himself to have an air of embarrassment. With his e
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