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The Crock of Gold

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Author: James Stephens
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 56,043 / 151 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.4
LoC Categories: PZ, PR
Downloads: 1,763
mnybks.net#: 6610
Origin: gutenberg.org

A fantasy, indeed, with a charm all its own of gaiety, beauty, wisdom and wit only for the few who will read as it is written. "Here comes an Irishman well acquainted with elves, who laughs and sings and makes literature as he goes."

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You will never go out into the pine wood in the morning, or wander abroad on a night of stars.

You will not sit in the chimney-corner on the hard nights, or go to bed, or rise again, or do anything at all from this day out.

Who will gather pine cones now when the fire is going down, or call my name in the empty house, or be angry when the kettle is not boiling?

Now I am desolate indeed. I have no knowledge, I have no husband, I have no more to say."

"If I had anything better you should have it," said she politely to the Thin Woman of Inis Magrath.

"Thank you," said the Thin Woman, "it was very nice. Shall I begin now? My husband is meditating and we may be able to annoy him."

"Don't trouble yourself," replied the other, "I am past enjoyment and am, moreover, a respectable woman."

"That is no more than the truth, indeed."

"I have always done the right thing at the right time."

"I'd be the last body in the world to deny that," was the wa

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