The Worker in Sandalwood (Classic Reprint)

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The good curé of Terminaison says that this tale of Hyacinthe's is all a dream. But then Madame points triumphantly to the little cabinet of sandalwood in the corner of her room. It has stood there for many years now, and the dust has gathered in the fine lines of the little birds' feathers, and softened the petals of the lilies carved at the corners. And the wood has taken on a golden gleam like the memory of a sunset.

"What of that my friend?" says Madame, pointing to the cabinet. And the old cure bows his head.

"It may be so. God is very good," he says gently. But he is never quite sure what he may believe.

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This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Ages 6-10. First published in 1914, this is the story of a poor but talented young carpenter, Hyacinthe, abused by a lazy, demanding master. Left without food or fire to finish a complicated sandalwood cabinet on Christmas Eve, Hyacinthe despairs and weeps. Opening the door to an unexpected knock, he finds a young stranger. In the course of telling stories of his homeland, the wanderer offers to help with the carving. Soothed by the smell of sandalwood, the troubled Hyacinthe falls asleep. He awakens to see the young man lay hands on the unfinished corners of the cabinet and transform them with beautiful carvings before slipping away into the Christmas dawn. The adaptation of Pickthall's original story is overwritten, presented in a distracting, story-within-a-story framework that slows down the tale. Tyrrell's softly colored paintings support the old-fashioned, nostalgic quality of the telling, which, despite the structure, still has some charm. Janice Del Negro

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Tyrrell's delicate, finely drawn illustrations (reminiscent of Susan Jeffers and Nancy Ekholm Burkert) grace this 1914 short story about a mistreated carpenter's apprentice on Christmas Eve. Admonished by his harsh taskmaster to finish a sandalwood cabinet by morning, Hyacinthe is at the brink of despair when a stranger appears and keeps him company as he works. "I also was raised a carpenter," says the visitor, and offers to help as the lad rests. When Hyacinthe awakens, the stranger is gone, leaving behind a cabinet of exquisite beauty and the unspoken question-who was he? Readers will have to decide for themselves. Pickthall's lush prose reflects the leisurely pace of a bygone era. Ages 5-9.
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