A Transient Guest

and Other Episodes

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Author: Edgar Saltus
Published: 1889
Language: English
Wordcount: 27,139 / 81 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 458
Added to site: 2010.07.10
mnybks.net#: 28421
Origin: gutenberg.org
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imself the surcease of a siesta at home.

"He is indefatigable," she added, and shook her peerless head.

During the morning Tancred had explored the grounds; he had idled on the red-road and lost himself among the invitations of a green ravine. A grove of tamarinds had called to him, a stretch of aroids had entreated him that way, the sky had imprisoned him beneath a palm, a brook had murmured to him, a lake had coaxed him to its cool embrace. And then, Zut sniffing at his heels, he had returned in time for luncheon at the bungalow.

In pauses of the stroll he had promised himself that during the afternoon he would endeavor to find an opportunity in which to say something of that which was on his mind. This, however, an accident prevented. Miss Van Lier announced that she and her future step-mother were obliged to attend the funeral of a neighbor, a function at which of course it were idle for him to assist. He watched their departure without a protest, and gave a few more hours to the wond

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