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The Gates Between

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Published: 1887
Language: English
Wordcount: 41,238 / 119 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,530
Added to site: 2009.11.25
mnybks.net#: 25890
Origin: gutenberg.org
Excerpt

an injured man and a lovely woman, guests of the same summer hotel; a slow recovery; a leisurely sweet acquaintance; the light that never was on hill or shore; and so the charm was wrought. My accident held me a prisoner for six weeks. But my love put me in chains in six minutes.

Her name was Helen; like hers of old

"Who fired the topmost towers of Ilium."

I liked the stately name of her, for she was of full womanhood,--thirty-three years old; the age at which the French connoisseur said that a charming woman charmed the most.

Upon the evening before we parted, I ventured--for we sat at the sheltered end of the piazza, away from the patterers and chatterers, a little by ourselves--to ask her a brave question. I had learned that one might ask her anything; she had originality; she was not of the feminine pattern; she had no paltriness nor pettiness in her thoughts; she looked out, as men do, upon a subject; not down, as women are wont. She was a woman with whom a man could

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2010.11.03
Rainy
*****

I loved this book and found it easy to read despite the formal language the author uses. The story is told superbly and will interest anyone who thinks about life after death. It isn't morbid and it leaves the reader with much to think about regarding our daily inter-actions with our loved ones here on earth It's thought-provoking and I highly recommend it.


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