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General Crack

General Crack

(1928)
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A chilly sun made a faint refulgence in the immense room, falling clearly through the high, deep windows, which looked upon a tranquil and dusky garden, where heroic statues guarded, with a pensive air, parterres which for many a summer had borne no flowers.

The guide pointed to a candelabra in gilded bronze, and reluctantly extolled its merits as the finest piece of work in the vast room. It seemed as if he wished to distract me from these portraits of which he knew nothing. The candelabra was formed of grinning masks, gleaming snakes, and stiff, unearthly blooms, well suited to the rigid metal. I wondered how long since orange scarlet flowers of fire had also bloomed there, from the white stems of scented candles. A long while, no doubt...

 
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September 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: General Crack
Author(s): Marjorie Bowen
ISBN: 1-5025-1286-6 / 978-1-5025-1286-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon CA   



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