The Book of Wonder

The Book of Wonder

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The Book of Wonder by Lord Dunsany

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1912

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The Bride of the Man-HorseThe Distressing Tale of Tangobrid the Jeweller, and of the Doom that Befel HimThe House of the SphinxThe Probable Adventure of the Three Literary MenThe Injudicious Prayers of Pombo the IdolatorThe Loot of BombasharnaMiss Cubbidge and the Dragon of RomanceThe Quest of the Queen's TearsThe Hoard of the GibbelinsHow Nuth Would Have Practised His Art upon the GnolesHow One Came, as Was Foretold, to the City of NeverThe Coronation of Mr. Thomas ShapChu-Bu and SheemishThe Wonderful Window

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by another road, even though it led to the narrow way, night-house and spider-forest.

The city of Moung went towering by behind him, balcony above balcony, eclipsing half the stars, as he trudged away. Though when a soft pittering as of velvet feet arose behind him he refused to acknowledge that it might be what he feared, yet the instincts of his trade told him that it is not well when any noise whatever follows a diamond by night, and this was one of the largest that had ever come to him in the way of business. When he came to the narrow way that leads to spider-forest, Dead Man's Diamond feeling cold and heavy, and the velvety footfall seeming fearfully close, the jeweller stopped and almost hesitated. He looked behind him; there was nothing there. He listened attentively; there was no sound now. Then he thought of the screams of the Merchant Prince's daughter, whose soul was the diamond's price, and smiled and went stoutly on. There watched him, apathetically, over the narrow way, that grim and du

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