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The Three Sapphires

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Author: W.A. Fraser
Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 74,764 / 218 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.2
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 479
Added to site: 2011.07.16 30414

e explained. "Even he, jungle devil, feels something in that love song--in the sorrowing voice that does not anger him."

A peacock, wakened from his sleep by the leopard, sent out a warning call to jungle dwellers that a killer was afoot. "Meough, meough, meough!" he cried in shrill discordancy.

The song of love-search drifted in from the sal trees, through the mango tope beyond the palace, along the banks of the Lake of the Golden Coin, and up the ghat steps to the terrace.

In the moonlight the girl's face, as she came slowly up the steps, was beautiful; her grace of movement was exquisite. Followed by the musician, she passed along the terrace with no notice of the prince or his guests. At the far end, she dropped to her knees beside a figure that had lain there--her slain soldier lover. She lifted his head into her lap, and the song rose in an intensity of lament; then it died down to a croon; the desolate woman's head drooped until her luxuriant hair shrouded the soldier's face. Sudde



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