The Emperor Of Portugallia

Author: Selma Lagerlöf
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465607501
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The Emperor Of Portugallia from the Author: Selma Lagerlöf. Jan of Ruffluck Croft never tired of telling about the day when his little girl came into the world. In the early morning he had been to fetch the midwife, and other helpers; all the forenoon and a good part of the afternoon he had sat on the chopping-block, in the woodshed, with nothing to do but to wait. Outside it rained in torrents and he came in for his share of the downpour, although he was said to be under cover. The rain reached him in the guise of dampness through cracks in the walls and as drops from a leaky roof, then all at once, through the doorless opening of the shed, the wind swept a regular deluge in upon him. "I just wonder if anybody thinks I'm glad to have that young one coming?" he muttered, impatiently kicking at a small stick of wood and sending it flying across the yard. "This is about the worst luck that could come to me! When we got married, Katrina and I, it was because we were tired of drudging as hired girl and farmhand for Eric of Falla, and wanted to plant our feet under our own table; but certainly not to raise children!" He buried his face in his hands and sighed heavily. It was plain that the chilly dampness and the long dreary wait had somewhat to do with putting him in a bad humour, but they were by no means the only cause. The real reason for his lament was something far more serious. "I've got to work every day," he reminded himself, "work from early morning till late in the evening; but so far I've at least had some peace nights. Now I suppose that young one will be squalling the whole night long, and I'll get no rest then, either." Whereupon an even worse fear seized him. Taking his hands from before his face he wrung them so hard that the knuckles fairly cracked. "Up to this we've managed to scratch along pretty well, because Katrina, has been free to go out and work, the same as myself, but now she'll have to sit at home and take care of that young one." He sat staring in front of him as hopelessly as if he had beheld Famine itself stalking across the yard and making straight for his hut. "Well!" said he, bringing his two fists down on the chopping-block by way of emphasis. "I just want to say that if I'd only known at the time when Eric of Falla came to me and offered to let me build on his ground, and gave me some old timber for a little shack, if I had only known then that this would happen, I'd have said no to the whole business, and gone on living in the stable-loft at Falla for the rest of my days."

The Selma Lagerlof Megapack

Author: Selma Lagerlof
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434443442
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The Selma Lagerlof Megapack from the Author: Selma Lagerlof. Selma Lagerlof, author of the classic "The Wonderful Adventures of Nils" among many other works, was one of the great Swedish writers of all time. This volume assembled 31 of Lagerlof's classic novels and short stories. Included are: THE EMPEROR OF PORTUGALLIA THE FLIGHT THE GIRL FROM THE MARSH CROFT THE SILVER MINE (version 1) THE AIRSHIP THE WEDDING MARCH THE MUSICIAN THE LEGEND OF THE CHRISTMAS ROSE A STORY FROM JERUSALEM WHY THE POPE LIVED TO BE SO OLD THE STORY OF A STORY THE SILVER MINE (Version 2) INVISIBLE LINKS THE SPIRIT OF FASTING AND PETTER NORD THE LEGEND OF THE BIRD’S NEST THE KING'S GRAVE THE OUTLAWS THE LEGEND OF REOR VALDEMAR ATTERDAG MAMSELL FREDRIKA THE ROMANCE OF A FISHERMAN'S WIFE HIS MOTHER’S PORTRAIT A FALLEN KING A CHRISTMAS GUEST UNCLE REUBEN DOWNIE AMONG THE CLIMBING ROSES JERUSALEM THE TREASURE THE WONDERFUL ADVENTURES OF NILS CHRIST LEGENDS THE MIRACLES OF ANTICHRIST And don't forget to search this ebook store for "Wildside Megapack" to see more entries in this series, covering classic authors and subjects like mysteries, science fiction, westerns, ghost stories -- and much, much more!

The Emperor Of Portugallia

Author: Selma Lagerlf
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 9781113702296
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The Emperor Of Portugallia from the Author: Selma Lagerlf. Translated from the Swedish by Velma Swanston Howard.

The Emperor Of Portugallia

Author: Selma Lagerlof
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 9781103155910
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The Emperor Of Portugallia from the Author: Selma Lagerlof. Translated from the Swedish by Velma Swanston Howard.

The Emperor Of Portugallia

Author: Selma Lagerlof
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 9781103155927
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The Emperor Of Portugallia from the Author: Selma Lagerlof. Translated from the Swedish by Velma Swanston Howard.

The Emperor Of Portugallia Scholar S Choice Edition

Author: Selma Lagerlof
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ISBN: 9781296170271
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The Emperor Of Portugallia Scholar S Choice Edition from the Author: Selma Lagerlof. This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Emperor Of Any Place

Author: Tim Wynne-Jones
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763674109
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The Emperor Of Any Place from the Author: Tim Wynne-Jones. When Evan’s father dies suddenly, Evan finds a hand-bound yellow book on his desk—a book his dad had been reading when he passed away. The book is the diary of a Japanese soldier stranded on a small Pacific island in WWII. Why was his father reading it? What is in this account that Evan’s grandfather, whom Evan has never met before, fears so much that he will do anything to prevent its being seen? And what could this possibly mean for Evan? In a pulse-quickening mystery evoking the elusiveness of truth and the endurance of wars passed from father to son, this engrossing novel is a suspenseful, at times terrifying read from award-winning author Tim Wynne-Jones.

A Cage Of Butterflies

Author: Brian Caswell
Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
ISBN: 0702256676
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A Cage Of Butterflies from the Author: Brian Caswell. "We're like a new toy ... or a new energy source, and they're just playing with us, experimenting. Working out what we can do. What they can do with us." Mikki and the others live at "the farm", an advanced learning facility, a think-tank for a bunch of young people with very high IQs. But what is really going on at the farm? And what about the five much younger children known as the Babies, frail as butterflies? Brian Caswell's new novel explores the power of love . and presents readers with an intriguing jigsaw puzzle of suspense. SHORTLISTED CBC Children's Book of the Year Awards (1993)

Swedish Women S Writing 1850 1995

Author: Helena Forsas-Scott
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1847141978
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Swedish Women S Writing 1850 1995 from the Author: Helena Forsas-Scott. Provides a survey of women's writing in Sweden, from the beginnings of the struggle for emancipation in the 1850s to the present day. These writers are seen within the political, cultural and economic context of women's lives. Modern critical currents are also assessed and Swedish feminist criticism is considered alongside the French and American traditions.