by Charles Frederic Goss

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I. This Other Eden
II. And Satan Came Also
III. The Egyptians
IV. The Woman
V. The Light That Lies
VI. The Trail of the Serpent
VII. The Chance Word
VIII. A Broken Reed
IX. Where Paths Converge
X. A Poisoned Spring
XI. The Flesh and the Devil
XII. The Moth and the Flame
XIII. Found Wanting
XIV. Turned Tempter
XV. The Snare of the Fowler
XVI. The Derelicts
XVII. The Shadow of Death
XVIII. A Fugitive and a Vagabond
XIX. Alienation
XX. The Inevitable Hour
XXI. A Signal in the Night
XXII. Heart Hunger
XXIII. Where I Might Find Him
XXIV. Safe Haven
XXV. The Little Lad
XXVI. Out of the Shadow
XXVII. If Thine Enemy Hunger
XXVIII. A Man Crossed With Adversity
XXIX. As a Tale That is Told
XXX. Out of the Jaws of Death
XXXI. The Great Refusal
XXXII. The End of Exile
XXXIII. A Self-imposed Expiation
XXXIV. Fasting in the Wilderness
XXXV. A Forest Idyl
XXXVI. The Supreme Test
XXXVII. Paradise Regained



"This other Eden, demi-paradise, this fortress built by nature."
--Richard II.

Hidden away in this worn and care-encumbered world, scarred with its
frequent traces of a primeval curse, are spots so quiet and beautiful as
to make the fall of man seem incredible, and awaken in the breast of the
weary traveler who comes suddenly upon them, a vague and dear delusion
that he has stumbled into Paradise.

Such an Eden existed in the extreme western part of Ohio in the spring
of eighteen hundred and forty-nine. It was a valley surrounded by wooded
hills and threaded by a noisy brook which hastily made its way, as if
upon some errand of immense importance, down to the big Miami not many
miles distant. A road cut through a vast and solemn forest led into the
valley, and entering as if by a corridor and through the open portal of
a temple, the traveler saw a white farm-house nestling beneath a mighty
hackberry tree whose wide-reaching arms sheltered it from summer sun
and winter wind. A deep, wide lawn of bluegrass lay in front, and a
garden of flowers, fragrant and brilliant, on its southern side.
Stretching away into the background was the farm newly carved out of the
wilderness, but already in a high state of cultivation. All those
influences which stir the deepest emotion of the heart were silently
operating here--quiet, order, beauty, power, life. It affected one to
enter it unprepared in much the same way, only with a greater variety
and richness of emotion, as to push through dense brush and suddenly
behold a mountain lake upon whose bosom there is not so much as a
ripple, and in whose silver mirror surrounding forests, flying
water-fowl and the bright disk of the sun are perfectly reflected.

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BN ID: 2940013391963
Publisher: SAP
Publication date: 09/19/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
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