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A Divided Heart and Other Stories

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Author: Paul Heyse
Published: 1894
Language: English
Wordcount: 44,747 / 131 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.7
LoC Category: PT
Downloads: 654
Added to site: 2010.10.19 29316

A Divided Heart -- Minka -- Rothenburg on the Tauber

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d him very highly, and was usually delighted to meet him. But just then I desired no man's company.

"It has driven you out also," he said, as he caught up to me, and, stopping for breath, glanced at the starlit spring heavens. "We were neither of us at home among those hardened bachelors. When I saw you slipping out, a melancholy envy, which you must pardon, came over me. Now, thought I, he is going home to his dear wife. She has been sleeping for some time; he steps on tip-toe to her bedside; she at once awakens from her dream, and asks--'Is it you already? Did you enjoy yourself? You must tell me about it to-morrow.' Or, she has been interesting herself in a book, and opens the door herself when she hears your footstep. To be so received means to be at home somewhere in this world. In my lonesome cell there is no one waiting for me. But I enjoyed that good fortune for twelve whole years, and am far better for it than our young friends yonder, who have no perception of the best things life can offer,



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