Author's Digest: The World's Great Stories in Brief, Volume 12

Rossiter Johnson
Issued under the auspices of the Author's Press, 1908

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Página 41 - The setting of a great hope is like the setting of the sun. The brightness of our life is gone. Shadows of evening fall around us, and the world seems but a dim reflection — itself a broader shadow. We look forward into the coming lonely night. The soul withdraws into itself. Then stars arise, and the night is holy.
Página 86 - There was a man once — a satirist. In the natural course of time his friends slew him, and he died. And the people came and stood about his corpse. " He treated the whole round world as his football," they said, indignantly, "and he kicked it.
Página 43 - ... repose, where he stands like Atlas, as Claudian has painted him in the Battle of the Giants, holding the world aloft upon his head, the ocean-streams hard frozen in his hoary locks." " A good illustration of what the world calls his indifferentism.
Página 273 - Whosoever of ye raises me a white-headed whale with a wrinkled brow and a crooked jaw; whosoever of ye raises me that white-headed whale, with three holes punctured in his starboard fluke — look ye, whosoever of ye raises me that same white whale, he shall have this gold ounce, my boys!
Página 128 - I can write out of my heart in a way I could not do as William Sharp, and indeed I could not do so if I were the woman Fiona Macleod is supposed to be, unless veiled in scrupulous anonymity...
Página 124 - ... Harley, produced ten shillings, to serve for markers of his score. " He had no change for the beggar," said Harley to himself; " but I can easily account for it ; it is curious to observe the affection that inanimate things will create in us by a long acquaintance. If I may judge from my own feelings, the old man would not part with one of these counters for ten times its intrinsic value ; it even got the better of his benevolence ! I myself have a pair of old brass sleeve-buttons.
Página 258 - No one has ever exchanged destinies with Melmoth the Wanderer. I have traversed the world in the search, and no one, to gain that world, would lose his own soul...
Página 270 - He only asked for water — fresh water — something to wipe the brine off; that done, he put on dry clothes, lighted his pipe, and leaning against the bulwarks, and mildly eyeing those around him, seemed to be saying to himself — "It's a mutual, joint-stock world, in all meridians. We cannibals must help these Christians.
Página 273 - I'll chase him round Good Hope, and round the Horn, and round the Norway Maelstrom, and round perdition's flames before I give him up. And this is what ye have shipped for, men! to chase that white whale on both sides of land, and over all sides of earth, till he spouts black blood and rolls fin out. What say ye, men, will ye splice hands on it, now? I think ye do look brave.
Página 55 - And who do you want it for?" repeated the postmaster. "What's that to you?" said Andy. The postmaster, laughing at his simplicity, told him he could not tell what letter to give him unless he told him the direction. "The directions I got was to get a letther here — that's the directions." "Who gave you those directions?

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