Alma Newton A Jewel in the Sand

ISBN 13: 9781235712296

A Jewel in the Sand

 
9781235712296: A Jewel in the Sand

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919. Excerpt: ... SATURN EEIGNS It Was the early morning. The sun was just coming up. I never saw the sunshine so golden as it was there. It came up at the back of the house where there were no trees. It seemed to burst suddenly out of the sky and come toward the garden, sending its rays upon the dewdrops to melt them into the heart of the flowers. Then it came closer and closer, the rays falling through the green trees in the front garden, and then on toward the grass and the pebbled walks. There was a sort of glory about that place and as I looked back and saw the yellow roses, the goldenrod and the green foliage for the last time I seemed to really live the old days over again, those of which I had been told, those quaint days of the early South. In 79 spite of the sadness and the shocks I had experienced on that old plantation I had learned something, I had learned the meaning of Tagore 'a words: "I understand the voice of your stars and the silence of your trees." As I drove away my heart sang with happiness, a strange happiness, one that is welcome to the soul. Happiness--because I had found myself. I knew this because I suddenly began to regret my departure. I realized I was leaving beauty behind me, that I was going to the city where life assumed a different meaning, where the artificial is more potent than the real, where peace ends and the struggle begins. And what was it all about? What was the struggle for? Was it not more for sensuous stimulation, for vanity, for the eternal call of the ego? I drove on reluctantly and yet somehow I had to go on. It is ever thus with youth and perhaps it is better so. One must live at times in the strife of things, with people, with new ideas, with materialism, so as to make one's place in the world. But I knew that I should al...

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