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An Old Story of My Farming Days Vol. II (of III). (Ut Mine Stromtid)   By: (1810-1874)

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Transcriber's Note: 1. Page scan source: http://www.archive.org/details/anoldstorymyfar00reutgoog

2. The diphthong oe is represented by [oe].

3. Greek text is transliterated and bracketed [Greek: ].

Each volume sold separately at the price of M 1,60 .

COLLECTION

OF

GERMAN AUTHORS

TAUCHNITZ EDITION.

VOL. 35.

AN OLD STORY OF MY FARMING DAYS.

By FRITZ REUTER.

IN THREE VOLUMES. VOL. 2.

LEIPZIG: BERNHARD TAUCHNITZ.

LONDON: SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON & COMPANY, LIMITED. ST. DUNSTAN'S HOUSE, FETTER LANE, FLEET STREET E.C.

PARIS: LIBRAIRIE C. REINWALD, 15, RUE DES SAINTS PÈRES; THE GALIGNANI LIBRARY, 224, RUE DE RIVOLI.

This Collection of German Authors may be introduced into England or any other country .

COLLECTION

OF

GERMAN AUTHORS.

VOL. 35.

AN OLD STORY OF MY FARMING DAYS BY FRITZ REUTER.

IN THREE VOLUMES. VOL. II.

AN OLD STORY

OF MY FARMING DAYS

(UT MINE STROMTID)

BY FRITZ REUTER, AUTHOR OF "IN THE YEAR '13:"

FROM THE GERMAN BY M. W. MACDOWALL.

IN THREE VOLUMES. VOL. II.

Authorized Edition .

LEIPZIG 1878 BERNHARD TAUCHNITZ.

LONDON: SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON, SEARLE & RIVINGTON. CROWN BUILDINGS, 188, FLEET STREET. PARIS: C. REINWALD & CIE, 15, RUE DES SAINTS PÈRES.

AN OLD STORY

UT MINE STROMTID.

CHAPTER I.

On the 23rd of June 1843, the eldest son of David Däsel and the youngest daughter of John Degel were seated on a bench in the pleasure grounds at Pümpelhagen. They had gone out to enjoy the beauty of the moonlight evening together. Sophia Degel said to her companion: "What made you look so foolish, Kit, when you came back from taking the horses over to meet the squire?" "It was no wonder if I looked a little foolish. He took me into the sitting room at the Inn and showed me his wife, and, says he, 'this is your new mistress.' Then she gave me a glass of wine, and made me drink it at once" "What's she like?" asked the girl. "Why," said Christian, "it's rather difficult to describe her. She's about your height; her hair is bright and fair like yours, and her colouring is red and white like yours. She has grey eyes like you, and she has just such another sweet little mouth." Here he gave Sophia a hearty kiss on her pretty red lips. "Lawk a daisy! Christian!" cried the girl, freeing herself from his embrace, "I suppose then that you gave her just such another kiss as you've given me?" "Are you crazy?" asked Christian, and then went on soothingly. "No, that would have been impossible. That! sort have something about them that doesn't go with our sort. The lady might have sat here on the bench beside me till doom's day, and I'd never have thought of giving her a kiss... Continue reading book >>




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