Fran

Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 69,177 / 206 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 570
mnybks.net#: 2498
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Western, Adventure
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fully attended the camp-meeting for three weeks he found other interests blotted out. The village as a whole had given itself over to religious ecstasy. Those who had professed their faith left no stone unturned in leading others to the altar, as if life could not resume its routine until the unconverted were brought to kneel at the evangelist's feet.

As Abbott Ashton reflected that, because of this young girl with the mocking laugh, he was losing the climacteric expression of the three- weeks' campaign, his displeasure grew. Within him was an undefined thought vibration akin to surprise, caused by the serenity of the hushed sky. Was it not incongruous that the heavens should be so peaceful with their quiet star-beacons, while man was exerting himself to the utmost of gesture and noise to glorify the Maker of that calm canopy? From the weather-stained canvas rolled the warning, not unmusically:

"We reap what we sow, We reap what we sow."

Above the tide of melody, the voice of the evangelis

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