A Mountain Woman by Elia Wilkinson Peattie

By Elia Wilkinson Peattie

Elia Wilkinson Peattie was once a prolific fiction author who distinct her stories as a girl within the West in dozens of essays, brief tales, and novels. In "A Mountain Woman," Peattie offers us the pleasing story of a cosmopolitan long island urban architect who marries a country yet eminently useful girl from the mountains of Colorado and brings her again to the East to mingle with excessive society. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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God lead you at last into peaceful ways," said he, softly, lifting one hand in blessing. "Your vigil is ended. Go to your home and sleep. You know the value of the temporal life that God has given to man. " Ninon stared at him a moment with a dawning horror in her eyes. Then she pointed to the table. " And she went out laughing. The priest did not pause to recommend her soul to further blessing. He obeyed her directions. March was wearing away tediously. The river was not yet open, and the belated boats with needed supplies were moored far down the river.

Damme, yes," said Gillispie, again, as he pensively cocked and uncocked his re- volver. A Resuscitation AFTER being dead twenty years, he walked out into the sunshine. It was as if the bones of a bleached skele- ton should join themselves on some forgotten plain, and look about them for the vanished flesh. To be dead it is not necessary to be in the grave. There are places where the worms creep about the heart instead of the body. The penitentiary is one of these. David Culross had been in the penitentiary twenty years.

Culross,' just as if one didn't know that all the time! And there you are! You cease to be dumb folks, and fall to talking, and say a lot of things neither of you care about, and after five or six weeks of time and sun- dry meetings, get down to honestly saying what you mean. " Then the playing began again, -- a harp- like intermingling of soft sounds. Zoe Le Baron's hands were very girlish. Every- thing about her was unformed. Even her mind was so. But all promised a full com- pletion. The voice, the shoulders, the smile, the words, the lips, the arms, the whole mind and body, were rounding to maturity.

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