The Plowshare and the Sword

A Tale of Old Quebec

Cover image for

Download


Author: John Trevena (Earnest George Henham)
Published: 1903
Language: English
Wordcount: 87,980 / 256 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.8
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 399
Added to site: 2011.08.11
mnybks.net#: 30584
Origin: gutenberg.org
Excerpt

en her cheek, her nose, her lips, her ears, and Onawa answered him every time, laughing delightedly as the priest pronounced each soft Iroquois word at her dictation.

"A few such lessons, and Gaudriole may be hanged," said La Salle.

Then, with a quick gesture, Onawa put out her fawn-coloured hand, and touched his right eye with the tip of one finger.

"L'oeil," answered La Salle.

She patted his cheek.

"La joue," he said.

She tweaked his nose, with a laugh.

"Le nez," he gasped.

She slapped his mouth.

"La bouche," he growled, adding, "I might have said, 'La grimace.'"

The girl was very near. He caught her and drew her up to him, and pressed his lips powerfully upon hers.

"C'est le baiser," he said carelessly.

The salutation of the kiss was unknown among the Iroquois. Onawa started, thrilling with a feeling altogether strange; then turned to him, putting back her head as a Parisienne might have done to receive her lover's salute.<

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for The Plowshare and the Sword by John Trevena - Free eBook

Astray in Couper

Matty Cruz Adventure Book 1
R. Marquez

When the economic downturn ends Matty Cruz’s co... Read more

Cover image for The Plowshare and the Sword by John Trevena - Free eBook

Loose Ends

A California Corwin P. I. Mystery
David VanDyke

"Loose Ends was a great read, if you're looking... Read more

Cover image for The Plowshare and the Sword by John Trevena - 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 The Plowshare and the Sword by John Trevena - 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 The Plowshare and the Sword by John Trevena - 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 The Plowshare and the Sword by John Trevena - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

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

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle
Clarimonde
by Théophile Gautier
Emma
by Jane Austen
Pollyanna
by Eleanor Hodgman Porter
Dracula
by Bram Stoker
The Secret Adversary
by Agatha Christie
The ''Genius''
by Theodore Dreiser
Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen
The Count's Chauffeur
by William le Queux

See more popular titles from this genre.