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The Worshipper of the Image

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Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 19,902 / 64 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.9
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 669
Added to site: 2006.09.20
mnybks.net#: 14758
Genre: Romance
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The doctor's was some three miles away across the moor. It was a bright starlit night, and Antony, who knew the moor well, had no difficulty in making his way at a good pace along the mossy tracks. Presently he gave a little cry of pain and stood still.

"O God," he cried, "it cannot be that. Oh, it cannot."

At that moment for the first time a dreadful thought had crossed his mind. Suddenly a memory of that afternoon when he had bade Wonder kiss Silencieux flashed upon him; and once more he heard himself saying: "Silencieux, I bring you my little child."

But he had never meant it so. It had all been a mad fancy. What was Silencieux herself but a wilful, selfish dream? He saw it all now. How could a lifeless image have power over the life of his child?

And yet again, was Silencieux a lifeless image?

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