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The Weavers: A Tale of England and Egypt of Fifty Years Ago (Classic Reprint)

The Weavers: A Tale of England and Egypt of Fifty Years Ago (Classic Reprint)

by Gilbert Parker
     
 

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The village lay in a valley which had been the bed of a great river in the far-off days when Ireland, Wales and Brittany were joined together, and the Thames flowed into the Seine. The place had never known turmoil or stir. For generations it had lived serenely.

Three buildings in the

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Excerpt from The Weavers: A Tale of England and Egypt of Fifty Years Ago

The village lay in a valley which had been the bed of a great river in the far-off days when Ireland, Wales and Brittany were joined together, and the Thames flowed into the Seine. The place had never known turmoil or stir. For generations it had lived serenely.

Three buildings in the village stood out insistently, more by the authority of their appearance and position than by their size. One was a square, red-brick mansion in the centre of the village, surrounded by a high, red-brick wall enclosing a garden. Another was a big, low, graceful building with wings. It had once been a monastery. It was covered with ivy, which grew thick and hungry upon it, and was called the Cloistered House. The last of the three was of wood, and of no great size - a severely plain but dignified structure, looking like some council-hall of a past era. Its heavy oak doors and windows with diamond panes, and its air of order, cleanliness, and serenity, gave it a commanding influence in the picture. It was the key to the history of the village - a Quaker Meeting-house.

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ISBN-13:
9781330554531
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/02/2015
Pages:
568
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.15(d)

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