Download e-book for iPad: The Giant's House: A Romance by Elizabeth McCracken

By Elizabeth McCracken

ISBN-10: 0307833488

ISBN-13: 9780307833488

An not going love tale a couple of lonely spinster librarian and a more youthful guy, compelled into loneliness as a result of his large dimension. Peggy Cort, the reclusive librarian in a small Cape Cod city falls for a boy 14 years her junior -- one that grows to be eight toes 7 inches and 415 kilos. although at first attracted out of sympathy, Peggy quickly reveals she has a lot in universal with this delicate, albeit huge, immense guy. A romance ensues, however the detailed connectedness they percentage -- anything neither has ever felt ahead of -- is cruelly interrupted via tragedy.

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Spurte mennesket den fremmede ynglingen. » og viste omkring med hånden. Bonden anstrengte seg for å forstå ham, og da budbringeren hadde gjentatt spørsmålet sitt, sa han: «Har du aldri sett det før? Det er krigen. » Og da den fremmede så ham inn i de grumsete øynene full av hjertelig deltagelse, slo han øynene ned og så mot jorden. » Mennesket viste med hånden i en retning hvor man langt i det fjerne kunne se en liten teldeir. Dermed tok budbringeren avskjed ved å legge hånden på menneskets panne, og gikk videre.

Sa kongen. «Nei, vi hadde ikke flere blomster. » Da med ett husket budbringeren hvor mange døde som ennå lå ute på den skrekkelige sletten uten å være begravet, og han tiet. Og kongen så på ham og nikket og sukket tungt. «Jeg skulle reise til kongen vår og be ham om mange blomster,» fortsatte budbringeren, «men da jeg var i tempelet i fjellene kom den store fuglen og sa den ville bringe meg til kongen, og den bragte meg gjennom luften til deg. Å, kjære konge, fuglen satt på taket til en ukjent guddoms tempel, og et høyst forunderlig sinnbilde hadde denne guden stående på offerstenen sin: et hjerte, og en vill fugl satt på det og spiste.

Hver av dem bar i seg minnet om en elsket mor og om en bedre herkomst eller det hemmelige tegn på en vakrere og edlere bestemmelse, og hver og 28 AUGUSTUS en av dem var ham kjær og merkverdig og ga ham anledning til ettertanke, og ingen var dårligere enn han selv følte seg. Augustus besluttet å vandre gjennom verden og lete etter et sted hvor det ville være mulig for ham på en eller annen måte å være menneskene til nytte og å vise dem sin kjærlighet. Han måtte venne seg til at synet av ham ikke lenger gjorde noen glade; ansiktet hans var innfallent, klærne og skoene hans var en tiggers, heller ikke stemmen eller gangen hans hadde mer av det som en gang hadde gledet og fortryllet folk.

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