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A Man and a Woman

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Published: 1892
Language: English
Wordcount: 62,622 / 177 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.1
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,753
Added to site: 2005.06.29
mnybks.net#: 10655
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Romance

Red covers enveloped the most popular edition of this novel -- it would not be fair to call the color a symbol of the contents, although the story is very unconventional, and deals in an unusually frank way with some of the aspects of passion.

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unning from the garden, see her look of terror as she caught sight of the circling thing upon the floor, and then the look of desperation as the mother instinct rose superior and she dashed into the room, seized the great iron shovel that stood before the fireplace, and began dealing reckless blows at the hissing serpent. A big black-snake is not a pleasant customer, but neither--for a black-snake--is a frenzied mother with an iron fire shovel in her hand, and this particular snake turned tail, a great deal of it, by the way, since it extended to its head, and disappeared over the doorsill in a cataract of black and into the wood again.

From that hour the individual so beleaguered on a stool had been no friend of snakes. Talk about vendettas! No Sicilian feud was ever bitterer or more relentlessly pursued, as the boy increased in size and confidence. Scores of garter-snakes had been his victims; once even a milk-snake had yielded up the ghost, and once--a great day that--he had seen a black-snake in th

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