The Gray Brethren

And Other Fragments In Prose And Verse

Cover image for

Download


Author: Michael Fairless (Margaret Barber)
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 16,310 / 52 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.5
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 774
mnybks.net#: 2541
Excerpt

t know he was hungry any more; the angel had come with good tidings.

As I passed along the streets I could see through the uncurtained windows that in some houses Christmas had begun already for the little ones. Then the bells rang out deep-mouthed, carrying the call of the eager Church to her children, far up the valley and across the frozen river. And they answered; the great church was packed from end to end, and from my place by the door I saw that two tiny Christmas trees bright with coloured candles burnt either side of the Holy Child.

A blue-black sky ablaze with stars for His glory, a fresh white robe for stained and tired earth; so we went to Bethlehem in the rare stillness of the early morning. The Church, having no stars, had lighted candles; and we poor sinful men having no white robes of our own had craved them of the Great King at her hands.

And so in the stillness, with tapers within and stars alight without, with a white-clad earth, and souls forgiven, the Christ Child came to thos

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for The Gray Brethren by Michael Fairless - Free eBook

Loose Ends

A California Corwin P. I. Mystery
David VanDyke

"Loose Ends was a great read, if you're looking... Read more

Cover image for The Gray Brethren by Michael Fairless - Free eBook

Astray in Couper

Matty Cruz Adventure Book 1
R. Marquez

When the economic downturn ends Matty Cruz’s co... Read more

Cover image for The Gray Brethren by Michael Fairless - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for The Gray Brethren by Michael Fairless - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for The Gray Brethren by Michael Fairless - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for The Gray Brethren by Michael Fairless - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Best Ghost Stories
by Various Authors
Cabbages and Kings
by O. Henry
The Almost Perfect Murder
by Hulbert Footner
The Four Million
by O. Henry
All the Way to Fairyland
by Evelyn Sharp
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle
Black Spirits and White
by Ralph Adams Cram
The Adventures of the Infallible Godahl
by Frederick Irving Anderson

See more popular titles from this genre.