The Stolen Emperor (Classic Reprint)

The Stolen Emperor (Classic Reprint)

by Mrs. Hugh Fraser
     
 

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The wings of the morning lay over the city in wide, white arcs of light. And the city glowed like a milky opal, washed in the radiant air. Ray for ray, brightness for brightness, it laughed back at the enormous sunshine, while the pulse of midday beat along its thousand streets, and the happy winds of summer danced between earth and

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Excerpt from The Stolen Emperor

The wings of the morning lay over the city in wide, white arcs of light. And the city glowed like a milky opal, washed in the radiant air. Ray for ray, brightness for brightness, it laughed back at the enormous sunshine, while the pulse of midday beat along its thousand streets, and the happy winds of summer danced between earth and sky. The crystalline freshness of the morning had left the sheen upon the lotus, the dewdrop on the pine; in the stillness of the Palace gardens the young birds tried their wings and tuned their notes unweary as at the dawn. No footprints but theirs had yet marked the dark earth of the smooth-swept paths, no voice of gardener or sound of labour had violated their solitude today. The sleepy guardians of the gates (old men grown hoary at their posts) had watched the lads run out in crowds, in their holiday garments, to see the great Daimyo arrive, while they themselves sat contentedly in their accustomed places, smiling, perhaps, at the unnecessary heats of youth.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781331591948
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/17/2015
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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