- ペーパーバック: 92ページ
- 出版社: Rarebooksclub.com (2010/3/4)
- 言語: 英語
- ISBN-10: 1153702878
- ISBN-13: 978-1153702874
- 発売日： 2010/3/4
- 商品パッケージの寸法: 18.9 x 0.3 x 24.6 cm
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The Forest (英語) ペーパーバック – 2010/3/4
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Excerpt: ... clear. A two-storied house of squared logs crested a knoll in the middle distance. Ten acres of grass marsh, perhaps twenty of ploughed land, and then the ash-white-green of popples. We dodged the grass marsh and gained the house. Dick was at once among friends. The mother had no English, so smiled expansively, her bony arms folded across her stomach. Her oldest daughter, a frail-looking girl in the twenties, but with a sad and spiritual beauty of the Madonna in her big eyes and straight black hair, gave us a shy good-day. Three boys, just alike in their slender, stolid Indian good looks, except that they differed in size, nodded with the awkwardness of the male. Two babies stared solemnly. A little girl with a beautiful, oval face, large mischievous gray eyes behind long black lashes, a mischievously quirked mouth to match the eyes, and black hair banged straight, both front and behind, in almost mediaeval fashion, twirked a pair of brown bare legs all about us. Another light-haired, curly little girl, surmounted by an old yachting-cap, spread apart sturdy shoes in an attitude at once critical and expectant. Dick rose to the occasion by sorting out from some concealed recess of his garments a huge paper parcel of candy. With infinite tact, he presented this bag to Madame rather than the children. Madame instituted judicious distribution and appropriate reservation for the future. We entered the cabin. Never have I seen a place more exquisitely neat. The floor had not only been washed clean; it had been scrubbed white. The walls of logs were freshly whitewashed. The chairs were polished. The few ornaments were new, and not at all dusty or dingy or tawdry. Several religious pictures, a portrait of royalty, a lithographed advertisement of some buggy, a photograph or so-and then just the fresh, wholesome cleanliness of scrubbed pine. Madame made us welcome with smiles-a faded, lean woman with a remnant of beauty peeping from her soft eyes, but worn...
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I read "The Forest" several times in college and became so enamored with Mr. White's writing that I began collecting his books. The collection now numbers over thrity.