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The Virgin of the Sun

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Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 98,783 / 263 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.8
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 2,294
mnybks.net#: 3137
Origin: gutenberg.org

A vivid picture of a bygone civilization shown in the dramatic adventures of Hubert of Hastings, a subject of Richard II, whom adverse fortune shipwrecked on the shores of Peru.

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e worn Elizabethan spoon, who have sat at the rickety oak table found in a kitchen or an out-house, or upon the broken, ancient chair. They love to think of the little children whose skilful, tired hands wrought the faded sampler and whose bright eyes smarted over its innumerable stitches.

Who, for instance, was the May Shore ("Fairy" broidered in a bracket underneath, was her pet name), who finished yonder elaborate example on her tenth birthday, the 1st of May--doubtless that is where she got her name--in the year 1702, and on what far shore does she keep her birthdays now? None will ever know. She has vanished into the great sea of mystery whence she came, and there she lives and has her being, forgotten upon earth, or sleeps and sleeps and sleeps. Did she die young or old, married or single? Did she ever set /her/ children to work other samplers, or had she none? was she happy or unhappy, was she homely or beautiful? Was she a sinner or a saint? Again none will ever know. She was born on the 1st of May

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