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Under the Thatch (Classic Reprint)

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Texte du rabat Excerpt from Under the ThatchThe long summer day was drawing to a close, and the sun was sinking behind the bank of... Lire la suite
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The long summer day was drawing to a close, and the sun was sinking behind the bank of furze and heather which sheltered the vale of Meivon from the West. Behind that bank, half a mile away, the sea stretched its illimitable blue, but on this side of the bank the land sloped gently down to as fair a picture of woodland scenery as ever gladdened the eye of man. Here there was no suggestion of the sea, except perhaps in the crows and seagulls that sometimes rose over that furzy bank and wheeled down to the little river which cut like a steel knife between the two deep woods that clothed the sides of the valley.

At a bend of the stream stood a quaint old structure. Was it mill? was it homestead or hall? This was the question that presented itself to everyone who saw it for the first time. Thatched and gabled and whitewashed, the centre of the building low and many windowed, the east and west wings rising to the dignity of three storeys, each under its high gable of straw over which the moss of years had in some places thrown a veil of green, while here and there a streak of more modern thatching made a little variety in its ancient brown tints.

Under the gable facing eastwards was a heavy water-wheel, whose continual clap-clap, together with the rushing and trickling of a streamlet, supplied the answer to the question, What is the quaint old building?

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Titre: Under the Thatch (Classic Reprint)
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Code EAN: 9780484053655
ISBN: 0484053655
Format: Livre Relié
nombre de pages: 372
Poids: 652g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm x T24mm
Année: 2017

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