Comrades

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 8,044 / 30 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 518
Added to site: 2010.11.09
mnybks.net#: 29520
Origin: gutenberg.org

A Civil War veteran, who has outlived all his companions, goes forth alone on Memorial Day to decorate their graves. His wife's devotion makes him realize that the title of comrade belongs to her even more than to the men who fell by his side in the ranks.

Show Excerpt

nd March birthday as a personal insult; but April cried over him, and May laughed at him, and he had acquired a certain grim reconciliation with the laws of fate by the time that the nation was summoned to remember its dead defenders upon their latest anniversary. This resignation was the easier because he found himself unexpectedly called upon to fill an extraordinary part in the drama and the pathos of the day.

He slept brokenly the night before, and waked early; it was scarcely five o'clock. But Patience, his wife, was already awake, lying quietly upon her pillow, with straight, still arms stretched down beside him. She was careful not to disturb him--she always was; she was so used to effacing herself for his sake that he had ceased to notice whether she did or not; he took her beautiful dedication to him as a matter of course; most husbands would, if they had its counterpart. In point of fact--and in saying this we express her altogether--Patience had the genius of love. Charming women, noble wome

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Comrades by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for Comrades by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for Comrades by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for Comrades by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for Comrades by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for Comrades by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Ulysses
by James Joyce
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle
Clarimonde
by Théophile Gautier
The ''Genius''
by Theodore Dreiser
Emma
by Jane Austen
The Prince
by Nicolo Machiavelli
The Secret Adversary
by Agatha Christie
Dracula
by Bram Stoker
The Arabian Nights
by Andrew Lang
Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen

See more popular titles from this genre.