Hands Up!

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Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 76,556 / 208 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 948
Added to site: 2010.05.16
mnybks.net#: 27771
Genre: Western
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ing Cross and ask them to look on these towers as they dissolved in the mists of night--so that they might understand something of the beauty of the words they sang.

When I passed down University Gardens late one night from visiting a friend there, sudden, over me, there was a boom; the half-hour had sounded. And I stood stock still in that broad, deserted thoroughfare, and listened to the waves of sound trembling into distance. That experience made me think of a meteoric stone fallen in the velvet purple of some lake and sending a circle of waves to the surrounding shores. As the words of the singers conjured up the misted towers, fading out so beautifully as to make me annoyed at their insulting discords, so the boom of the bell conjured up a picture. The art of words is not my forte; but I consider, thinking thus, how all the arts are one. To all this I have been led by speaking of the exterior of the University of Glasgow.

As for the interior it had for me no attraction, and yet I was about

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