This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... women know how good It is to meet a soul who's understood." " No. Wait a moment. May I call you Anna?" "Perhaps. There ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... women know how good It is to meet a soul who's understood." " No. Wait a moment. May I call you Anna?" "Perhaps. There must be nearness 'twixt us two." Love in her face hung out his bloody banner, And all love's clanging trumpets shocked and blew "When we got up to-day we never knew." "I'm sure I didn't think, nor you did." "Never." "And now this friendship's come to us for-"Now, Anna, take my arm, dear." "Not to-night, That must come later when we know our minds, We must agree to keep this evening white, We'll eat the fruit to-night and save the rinds." And all the folk whose shadows darked the blinds, And all the dancers whirling in the fair, Were wretched worms to Jim and Anna there. "How wonderful life is," said Anna, lowly. "But it begins again with you for friend." In the dim lamplight Jimmy thought her holy, A lovely fragile thing for him to tend, Grace beyond measure, beauty without end. "Anna," he said; "Good-night. This is the door. I never knew what people meant before." "Good-night, my friend. Good-bye." "But oh, my sweet, The night's quite early yet, don't say goodbye, Come just another short turn down the street, The whole life's bubbling up for you and I. Somehow I feel to-morrow we may die. Come just as far as to the blacksmith's light." But' No, ' said Anna; ' not to-night. Goodnight." All the tides triumph when the white moon fills. Down in the race the toppling waters shout, The breakers shake the bases of the hills, There is a thundering where the streams go out, And the wise shipman puts his ship about Seeing the gathering of those waters wan, But what when love makes high tide in a man? Jimmy walked home with all his mind on fire, One lovely face forever set in flame. He shivered as he went, like tautened wire, Surge...Read Less
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