In The Valley Of The Shadow

In The Valley Of The Shadow

Josephine Daskam Bacon

Children's Books / Poetry / Crafts & Hobbies

TO Belden, pacing the library doggedly, the waiting seemed interminable, the strain unnecessarily prolonged. A half-hour ago quick feet had echoed through the upper halls, windows had opened, doors all but slammed, vague whisperings and drawn breaths had hovered impalpably about the whole place; but now all was utterly quiet. His own regular footfall alone disturbed the unnatural stillness of a large house.
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An Idyll of All Fools Day

An Idyll of All Fools' Day

Josephine Daskam Bacon

Children's Books / Poetry / Crafts & Hobbies

'TWAS a bloomy morning, all crocuses and tree buds, and Antony sniffed it into his nostrils thankfully, even while he scowled. "Come, come!" said his Uncle Julius, a wealthy old gentleman buttoned firmly into a white vest, "what a face! It is nothing so terrible that I ask of you! One would think it a hanging matter, to beau a pretty young girl about the place!"
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Julia The Apostate

Julia The Apostate

Josephine Daskam Bacon

Children's Books / Poetry / Crafts & Hobbies

"You don\'t think it\'s too young for me, girls?" "Young for you—par exemple! I should say not," her niece replied, perking the quivering aigrette still more obliquely upon her aunt\'s head. Carolyn used par exemple as a good cook uses onion—a hint of it in everything. There were those who said that she interpolated it in the Litany; but Carolyn, who was born Caroline and a Baptist, was too much impressed by the liturgy of what she called The Church to insert even an uncanonized comma.
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