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Hospital Sketches

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Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,686 / 41 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.4
LoC Category: NC
Downloads: 437
Added to site: 2011.07.30
mnybks.net#: 30523
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ew over the meadows and the river. At the moment when the cathedral door was disclosed to me, a procession of clergy bearing sacred relics emerged from the church. It passed between the ranks of prophets and martyrs whose effigies flank the portal, and vanished with its banners and vestments down the long incline of Jacob's ladder towards the old town.

And finally came a dismal day, at the end of which the west was lined with long streaks of red, and, just before sunset, through a lengthened break in the gray, I seemed to see an Island in the far AEgean. I think it must have been somewhere between the AEgina that looks across the waters to the Athenian Acropolis and the Assos which my friends in their youth dug from its grave. Let us call it AEginassos. Its buildings as I dimly saw them are in a remarkable condition of preservation. The white temple stood out on a promontory over the sea, and brought back to memory the temple-crowned headland at Sunium. Higher on the mountain-side was the Forum with it

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