An Episode

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Author: Edgar Saltus
Published: 1888
Language: English
Wordcount: 39,279 / 117 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 451
Added to site: 2010.04.09
mnybks.net#: 27286
Origin: gutenberg.org

"'Eden' is the best he has ever written. It Is a capital story, told in scholarly and clever English, and any one who begins to read it will not want to lay it aside until the end is reached."—Baltimore American.

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her curiosity. He left the landscape; he became a blur on it, but a blur on which she strained her eyes. The antipathy departed, and she discovered herself taking pleasure in the speech of one who had originally affected her as a scarabæus must affect the rose.

She discerned in him unsuspected dimensions. He was at home in recondite matters, and yet capable of shedding new light on threadbare themes. During discussions between him and her father at which she assisted she gained an insight into bi-metallism, free trade even, and subjects of like import, the which hitherto she had regarded as abstract diseases created for the affliction of politicians and editorial hacks. He was at home too in larger issues, in the cunning of Ottoman tactics and the beat of drums at Kandahar. Concerning King Arthur he was vague, but he had the power to startle her with new perspectives, the possibilities of dynamics, the abolition of time, the sequestration and conquest of space. And as he spoke easily, fluently,

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