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Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 93,623 / 282 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,552
Added to site: 2008.11.28 22713

The shocking story of a man denied a divorce from a wife who does not love him -- and his tragic love affair with a clairvoyant woman.

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amounted to--well it amounted to what anybody ever gets in school.

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Her most enduring, most vivid memories of her mother clustered around those summer days of her twelfth year, brief lamp-lit scenes between long, sunlit hours of healthy, youthful madness--quiet moments when she came in flushed and panting from the headlong chase after pleasure, tired, physically satisfied, to sit on the faded carpet at her mother's feet and clasp her hands over her mother's knees.

Then "what?" and "why?" and "when?" and "how?" were the burden of the child's eager speech. Nothing seemed to have escaped her quick ears or eyes, no natural phenomena of the open; life, birth, movement, growth, the flow, and ebb of tides, thunder pealing from high-piled clouds, the sun shining through fragrant falling rain, mists that grew over swamp and meadow.

And, "Why?" she always asked.

Nothing escaped her;--swallows skimming and sheering Spring Pond, trout that jumped at sunset, the quick furry shap



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