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Excerpt from The Guarded Flame Husband and wife stop at two seats on the homeward climb. It is the daily routine - the same seats always, whence they look down on the queer little harbour, the iron swing-bridge, the dirty, sluggish river trickling out to soil the yellow sand, to stain the clean blue sea. From a black collier, high and dry by the wooden pier, with attendant Excerpt from The Guarded Flame Husband and wife stop at two seats on the homeward climb. It is the daily routine - the same seats always, whence they look down on the queer little harbour, the iron swing-bridge, the dirty, sluggish river trickling out to soil the yellow sand, to stain the clean blue sea. From a black collier, high and dry by the wooden pier, with attendant carts and carters, there rises a pleasant music of open air toil - men's voices, the song of the chains, and the rhythmic beat of rope and block. As the old man sits for his appointed rest he and his young wife talk very happily, like two children, taking childlike joy in the bright sun, the glittering waves, the moving air, the murmur of life. Then, climbing again, on the high road now, within sight of the flint walls that surround their garden, he stops and points. A fly has driven into their gate. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com 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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Excerpt from The Guarded Flame Husband and wife stop at two seats on the homeward climb. It is the daily routine - the same seats always, whence they look down on the queer little harbour, the iron swing-bridge, the dirty, sluggish river trickling out to soil the yellow sand, to stain the clean blue sea. From a black collier, high and dry by the wooden pier, with attendant Excerpt from The Guarded Flame Husband and wife stop at two seats on the homeward climb. It is the daily routine - the same seats always, whence they look down on the queer little harbour, the iron swing-bridge, the dirty, sluggish river trickling out to soil the yellow sand, to stain the clean blue sea. From a black collier, high and dry by the wooden pier, with attendant carts and carters, there rises a pleasant music of open air toil - men's voices, the song of the chains, and the rhythmic beat of rope and block. As the old man sits for his appointed rest he and his young wife talk very happily, like two children, taking childlike joy in the bright sun, the glittering waves, the moving air, the murmur of life. Then, climbing again, on the high road now, within sight of the flint walls that surround their garden, he stops and points. A fly has driven into their gate. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com 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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