Beauty and The Beast

and Tales of Home

Author: Bayard Taylor
Language: English
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 6,782
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Beauty And The Beast
The Strange Friend
Jacob Flint's Journey
Can A Life Hide Itself?
Twin-Love
The Experiences Of The A. C. Friend
Eli's Daughter
Miss Bartram's Trouble
Mrs. Strongitharm's Report

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the face of the north wind. An attendant stood with the pelisse outspread; another held the halyards to which was attached the great red slumber-flag, ready to run it up and announce to all Kinesma that the noises of the town must cease; a few seconds more, and all things would have been fixed in their regular daily courses. The Prince, in fact, was just straightening his shoulders to receive the sables; his eyelids were dropping, and his eyes, sinking mechanically with them, fell upon the river-road, at the foot of the hill. Along this road walked a man, wearing the long cloth caftan of a merchant.

Prince Alexis started, and all slumber vanished out of his eyes. He leaned forward for a moment, with a quick, eager expression; then a loud roar, like that of an enraged wild beast, burst from his mouth. He gave a stamp that shook the balcony.

"Dog!" he cried to the trembling attendent, "my cap! my whip!"

The sables fell upon the floor, the cap and whip appeared in a twinkling, and the red s

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