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The Marvellous History of the Shadowless Man and The Cold Heart   By: (1802-1827)

The Marvellous History of the Shadowless Man and The Cold Heart by Wilhelm Hauff

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Transcriber's Note: Source: http://www.archive.org/details/marvelloushistor00chamrich

THE MARVELLOUS HISTORY OF THE SHADOWLESS MAN.

by A. von CHAMISSO

and

THE COLD HEART

by WILHELM HAUFF

With an Introduction by DR. A. S. RAPPOPORT

Illustrated by FORSTER ROBSON

LONDON HOLDEN & HARDINGHAM

CONTENTS

THE SHADOWLESS MAN

PAGE INTRODUCTION AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 1 " 2 " 3 " 4 " 5

THE COLD HEART

INTRODUCTION PART 1 " 2

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

THE SHADOWLESS MAN

"THE WHOLE SWARM PROCEEDED IMMEDIATELY TO RECONNOITRE ME AND TO PELT ME WITH MUD" Frontispiece To face page

"AN EXTRAORDINARY LOOKING OLD MAN LEFT ME THESE PAPERS SAYING HE CAME FROM BERLIN" 2

FANNY 6

"I DREW THE ILL FATED PURSE FROM MY BOSOM; AND IN A SORT OF FRENZY THAT RAGED LIKE A SELF FED FIRE WITHIN ME, I TOOK OUT GOLD GOLD GOLD" 16

"AND TREMBLING LIKE A CRIMINAL STOLE OUT OF THE HOUSE" 18

"I SUFFERED HER TO FALL FROM MY ARM IN A FAINTING FIT" 28

"SHE ADVANCED FROM THE MIDST OF HER COMPANIONS, AND BLUSHINGLY KNELT BEFORE ME PRESENTING A WREATH" 30

"NEXT EVENING I WENT AGAIN TO THE FORESTER'S GARDEN" 42

"SO SAYING HE DREW MY SHADOW OUT OF HIS POCKET AND STRETCHED IT OUT AT HIS FEET IN THE SUN" 50

"ALONE ON THE WILD HEATH I DISBURDENED MY HEART" 52

THE FOREST OF ANCIENT FIRS 62

"WITH SOME HESITATION HE PUT HIS HAND INTO HIS POCKET AND DREW OUT THE ALTERED AND PALLID FORM OF MR. JOHN" 76

THE DREAM 78

"AND SO WAS OBLIGED TO CONTENT MYSELF WITH A SECONDHAND PAIR" 80

THE FROZEN SEA 82

"AT LAST I SAT DOWN AT THE EXTREME POINT OF LOMBOCK LAMENTING" 86

PETER AT HOME 92

THE COLD HEART

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DUTCH MICHAEL FELLING THE TREES 14

PETER'S DREAM 22

"HAVE YOU HAD ENOUGH, THEY ASKED HIM" 24

"PETER MUNK! WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN THE PINE GROVE" 26

"THEN IN A FLASH A MONSTROUS WOODCOCK SWEPT DOWN FROM ABOVE AND SEIZED THE SNAKE IN ITS BEAK" 28

"YOU HAVEN'T QUITE HIT IT, CHARCOAL PETER" 30

PETER GAMBLING AT THE INN 36

"SO HERE WE ARE AT THE END OF IT ALL" 40

"THEN THE MONSTER STRETCHED FORTH AN ARM AS LONG AS A WEAVER'S BEAM AND A HAND AS BROAD AS A LARGE TABLE" 46

"AH, HAVE MERCY, GOOD LADY AND GIVE ME A DRINK OF WATER" 58

"BUT SCARCELY HAD HE UTTERED THESE WORDS THAN THE GLASS MANIKIN SUDDENLY BEGAN TO INCREASE IN SIZE AND STATURE" 62

"AND AS HE PRAYED MICHAEL DECREASED MORE AND MORE IN SIZE, FALLING TO THE GROUND" 68

"LOOK ONCE MORE AROUND, PETER MUNK!" 72

INTRODUCTION

LOUIS ADELBERT VON CHAMISSO

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