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Stories by Foreign Authors: Polish, Greek, Belgian, Hungarian

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 39,845 / 118 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,558
Added to site: 2005.11.26
mnybks.net#: 11992
Origin: gutenberg.org

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Bik elas, D. The Plain Sister
Maeterlinck, M. The Massacre of the Innocents
Lemonnier, C. Saint Nicholas Eve
Jokai, M. In Love with the Czarina.

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rson roused from deep slumber. On the tower there is a lack of minute impressions which in ordinary life teach men to adapt themselves to everything. All that a light-house keeper comes in contact with is gigantic, and devoid of definitely outlined forms. The sky is one whole, the water another; and between those two infinities the soul of man is in loneliness. That is a life in which thought is continual meditation, and out of that meditation nothing rouses the keeper, not even his work. Day is like day as two beads in a rosary, unless changes of weather form the only variety. But Skavinski felt more happiness than ever in life before. He rose with the dawn, took his breakfast, polished the lens, and then sitting on the balcony gazed into the distance of the water; and his eyes were never sated with the pictures which he saw before him. On the enormous turquoise ground of the ocean were to be seen generally flocks of swollen sails gleaming in the rays of the sun so brightly that the eyes were blinking before

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