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The Turn of the Sword (Classic Reprint)

  • Kartonierter Einband
  • 388 Seiten
Excerpt from The Turn of the SwordOut In the countryside, where the temple bells tinkled In the cedar groves and the Willows droo... Weiterlesen
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Out In the countryside, where the temple bells tinkled In the cedar groves and the Willows drooped over reeded pools, there was great bustling on the narrow brown roads, and the dust ew high from the pattering of bare feet. Through the dust the sun ashed on purple, red, and yellow silk.

All naked coolie, silk-swathed noble, palanquin bearer, or princess - hastened toward the palace. For it was the birthday of the young prince.

It was to be a gala day. Word had been sent about that there would be wrestling contests, acro bats, and best of all a fencing match between the young prince himself and his fourteen-year-old cousin, the Black Boar.

The sword reigned then, for by its might the Daimyo - like the feudal barons of Europe - held sway over their lands and subjects. After the Daimyo came the Samurai, or knights, to each of whom bearing two swords, so wonderfully forged, so tempered, so sleek, made by men who spent half their lives as apprentices, blessed by the priests the sword was the acme of all that was noble; its bearer next to divine.

All in the hot sun the coolie-borne palanquins swept past the peasants standing ankle deep in the rice fields, Shading their eyes and staring after the rich folk, and toward the group of long, low build ings whose red-tile roofs made a splash of color against the camphor trees.

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Titel: The Turn of the Sword (Classic Reprint)
EAN: 9781330635612
ISBN: 1330635612
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Anzahl Seiten: 388
Gewicht: 519g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T20mm
Jahr: 2015
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