She and Allan

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Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 121,370 / 330 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.9
LoC Category: PR
Series: Ayesha
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 4,541
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Origin: gutenberg.org

It is seldom that Haggard has attained, in his own special vein, the height and amplitude of the present volume.

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ertain local medium who for a fee of one guinea would tell me everything I wanted to know. Although I rather grudged the guinea, being more than usually hard up at the time, I called upon this person, but over the results of that visit, or rather the lack of them, I draw a veil.

My queer and perhaps unwholesome longing, however, remained with me and would not be abated. I consulted a clergyman of my acquaintance, a good and spiritually-minded man, but he could only shrug his shoulders and refer me to the Bible, saying, quite rightly I doubt not, that with what it reveals I ought to be contented. Then I read certain mystical books which were recommended to me. These were full of fine words, undiscoverable in a pocket dictionary, but really took me no forwarder, since in them I found nothing that I could not have invented myself, although while I was actually studying them, they seemed to convince me. I even tackled Swedenborg, or rather samples of him, for he is very copious, but without satisfactory result

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