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The Man of Adamant

from The Snow Image and Other Twice Told Tales

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Language: English
Wordcount: 3,254 / 16 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 656
mnybks.net#: 3365
Genre: Short Story
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who had followed him to the hill, assisted her husband's efforts. The children, also, approached as near as they durst, with their little hands full of pebbles, and cast them on the pile. Earth was then thrown into the crevices, and the whole fabric overlaid with sods. Thus all traces of the discovery were obliterated, leaving only a marvellous legend, which grew wilder from one generation to another, as the children told it to their grandchildren, and they to their posterity, till few believed that there had ever been a cavern or a statue, where now they saw but a grassy patch on the shadowy hillside. Yet, grown people avoid the spot, nor do children play there. Friendship, and Love, and Piety, all human and celestial sympathies, should keep aloof from that hidden cave; for there still sits, and, unless an earthquake crumble down the roof upon his head, shall sit forever, the shape of Richard Digby, in the attitude of repelling the whole race of mortals,--not from heaven,--but from the horrible lonelin

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Average Rating of 1 from 1 reviews: *
2006.11.02
saMm
*....

worst book ever.
dont waste your time reading it ,
serioulsy you understand nothing *


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