Excerpt: ...of the loose slippers, the tinkle of spoon against china, and then a faint tap. He went over to the door and pulled it open. "You!" he said, with a thrill. He could not have said a word more just then. She smiled and held a finger to pursed lips to enjoin silence. He stood looking at her, hypnotized. "Drink coffee with me?" she ...Read MoreExcerpt: ...of the loose slippers, the tinkle of spoon against china, and then a faint tap. He went over to the door and pulled it open. "You!" he said, with a thrill. He could not have said a word more just then. She smiled and held a finger to pursed lips to enjoin silence. He stood looking at her, hypnotized. "Drink coffee with me?" she whispered sweetly, holding up the tray. And then she moved on along the passage, looking back over her shoulder at him with that smile which is as old as the world, the first finished masterpiece of unconscious art. She led the way to a darkened room, set the tray down, and pushed the green shutters away, revealing a wooden balcony with chairs and a green iron table. Below, in the hush of early morning, lay the road, and beyond the trees and houses that followed the shore they could see the Gulf, now streaked and splotched with green and gray and rose. The early morning, charged with the undissipated emotions of the night, is a far more beautiful hour than the evening. To Evanthia, however, who had always dwelt amid scenes of extravagant natural beauty, this exquisite sunrise, viewed as it were in violet shadow, the invisible sun tingeing the snow of the distant peaks with delicate shell-pink and ivory-white, the vessels in the roadstead almost translucent pearl in the mist, the shore line a bar of solid black until it rose ominously in the sullen headland of KaraburunRead Less
Used hardcover with no remainder mark. (1935 copyright) Green cloth boards. Slightly faded spine. Inside boards some tanning. Top closed page edges mustard yellow color. Closed page edges some light tanning. Pages appear clean with no tears. Binding good. Professional service from a Main Street bookstore.
Very good. Doubleday, Page & Co., Garden City, NY, 1922. 1st Edition, VG, Hard Cover, Size=5.5"x7.5", 337pgs. Cloth faded at spine area, top page ends a little dull, o.w. clean, tight & bright. No ink names, bookplates etc. Contents in Fine condition. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
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