This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 Excerpt: ... on his curly head, to steady herself as he took the path to the lake. Once she gave a slight cry, for a bough caught her hair and one of ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 Excerpt: ... on his curly head, to steady herself as he took the path to the lake. Once she gave a slight cry, for a bough caught her hair and one of the gold pins fell from its place. Charteris stooped for it without displacing her from his shoulder, and as she took it from his hand she said: --"You can carry well! What a good coolie you would make! Where are we going?" "Out, in the moonlight, on the water. There is a boat just below here. I had it this morning," he replied. "Can you row, Chiata san?" she asked. "They say the lake is full of evil spirits at night. I am afraid." "No evil spirits will come near us, O Haru san," he answered; "your face and my heart--will keep us safe together." Charteris felt as bold as a lion, and as strong as Benke. He drew his arm closer round his light burden, and rubbed his cheek against the soft kimono. The crape smelt so sweet of sandal-wood. When they came out from the bushes the tiny cove was all aflood with moonlight, and the water beyond was a rippling sea of silver. Charteris set the girl down on a mossy stone while he pulled up the boat, which was rocking idly a few feet away. It was rather a heavy craft, with a sort of deck at one end, and stout oars were lying along its length. "I am afraid you must walk a step," he said, looking towards O Haru. "If I loose the rope to come to you, it will float off again." He reached out his hand to help her. "I will try," she replied, "but I have no shoes. I hope the stones are not sharp." "It is all soft sand," he said; "only two steps--so." Her bare feet made a few tell-tale marks in the dark sand, and then she stood beside him. He held out his hand as if she were moun...Read Less
Very Good+ Book 8vo; 305 pages. no; Publishers' page reads: Set up and electrotyped june, 1899. Reprinted May, 1902. There is some small staining to a few pages and light discoloration. Also, there is minor wear to the edges of the cover. Overall, a wonderful copy.
Very good(-) Advertisements at back. 304pp. 8vo, pictorial stamping of a geisha in gold and black on tan cloth. New York: Macmillan, 1902. Sunned spine, rubbed corners, and bookplate on endpaper, still a very good(-) copy.
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