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The Pines of Lory

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Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 40,725 / 125 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 554
Added to site: 2009.12.05 25951

A man and woman, neither old, are by a mischance left on an island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, where they are forced to abide for some months. Through a peculiar combination of circumstances they find a house ready prepared for their occupancy, and the story is then concerned with the fortunes and misfortunes of the two until they are rescued--if rescue it can be termed.

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ing that makes brave men tremble. I think wisdom should be tempered with mercy."

After a pause, and with a touch of sarcasm, she replied:

"That is quite interesting. A fresh point of view always broadens the horizon."

Ignoring her tone, he answered in an off-hand, amiable way:

"Of course there is no reason why a woman should not enter politics or anything else, if she wishes. And there is no reason why a rose should not aspire to be a useful potato. But potatoes will always be cheaper than roses."

She smiled wearily and leaned back. As their eyes met he detected a look of disappointment--perhaps at her discovery of yet one more man like all the others, earthy and superficial. But she merely said, and in a gentle tone:

"You forget that while all men are wise, all women are not beautiful."

With a deep sigh he replied, "The profundity of your contempt I can only guess at. Whatever it is, I share it. We are a poor lot.

"'At thirty, man suspects himself a foo

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
Marie Bruemmer

This is a very enjoyable book. It had a surprise at the end. Altogether a wonderful romance, really.



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