Der violette Tod

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Author: Gustav Meyrink
Published: 1913
Language: German
Wordcount: 17,853 / 64 pg
LoC Category: PT
Downloads: 1,208
Added to site: 2010.02.03
mnybks.net#: 26550
Origin: gutenberg.org
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tiefer Dunkelheit versunken lag, der Kies unter Schritten leise klirrte und die Luft das Rauschen eines Kleides herübertrug, schien es mir, als streckten sich die Bäume und wollten sich vorneigen, dem Ankömmling warnende Worte zuzuraunen.

Es waren die Schritte einer jungen Mutter gewesen, die aus dem Schlosse kam, sich vor dem Kreuze niederzuwerfen, und jetzt den Fuß des Holzes verzweifelt umschlang.

Es stand aber ein Mensch im Schatten des Kreuzes, den sie nicht sah und dessen Hiersein sie nicht ahnte. Er, der ihr schlummerndes Kind in der Dämmerung aus der Wiege gestohlen hatte und hier auf ihr Kommen wartete, Stunde um Stunde -- ihr Gatte, von nagendem Argwohn und quälenden Träumen aus der Ferne heimgetrieben.

Er hielt sein Gesicht an das Holz des Kreuzes gepreßt und lauschte mit angehaltenem Atem den geflüsterten Worten ihres Gebetes.

Er kannte die Seele seines Weibes und die verborgenen Triebfedern der inneren Natur und hatte gew

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