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Withered Leaves. Vol. III.(of III)

A Novel

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Published: 1879
Language: English
Wordcount: 54,129 / 163 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.1
LoC Category: PT
Downloads: 333
Added to site: 2011.08.14 30599

The last part in this historic novel by german dramatist/author/poet Rudolf Gottschall.

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a radiance of idealism.

"Only the north knows this homelike comfort," said Blanden, "the Laplander in his smoky hut, the dweller in Kamskatka who has unharnessed his dogs, feel it more than the happy children of the south, who wander beneath palms."

"And more perhaps than we," added Giulia, "because as the crackling coals upon the hearth, so do fading dreams stir in our souls, and often burst once more into flames; of what use is this room's repose, if that in our hearts be wanting?"

"That repose is best found in genial companionship; words have not yet lost the spell of their magic power; familiar communication from lip to lip can absolve us, it is the secret of the confessional."

Giulia felt the truth of these words in her inmost heart; how everything within her urged her to such absolution, and yet--it could not be, 'twas vain!

Convulsive sobs overcame her, and Blanden was amazed at the intensity of the emotions which his passing remark had roused. How light her heart wou



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