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The ninth vibration and other stories

The ninth vibration and other stories by L. Adams Beck
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This is a collection of the following short stories: The Ninth Vibration -- The Interpreter : A Romance of the East -- The Incomparable Lady : A Story of China with a Moral -- The Hatred of the Queen : A Story of Burma -- Fire of Beauty -- The Building of the Taj Majal -- How Great is the Glory of Kwannon! -- The Round-Faced Beauty. Many of them are romantic, some of them are fantasy and others are occult fiction.(Introduction by Linda Andrus)

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THE NINTH VIBRATION AND OTHER STORIES

By L. Adams Beck

CONTENTS:

THE NINTH VIBRATION

THE INTERPRETER A ROMANCE OF THE EAST

THE INCOMPARABLE LADY A STORY OF CHINA WITH A MORAL

THE HATRED OF THE QUEEN A STORY OF BURMA

FIRE OF BEAUTY

THE BUILDING OF THE TAJ MAHAL

"HOW GREAT IS THE GLORY OF KWANNON!"

"THE ROUND FACED BEAUTY"

THE NINTH VIBRATION

There is a place uplifted nine thousand feet in purest air where one of the most ancient tracks in the world runs from India into Tibet. It leaves Simla of the Imperial councils by a stately road; it passes beyond, but now narrowing, climbing higher beside the khuds or steep drops to the precipitous valleys beneath, and the rumor of Simla grows distant and the way is quiet, for, owing to the danger of driving horses above the khuds, such baggage as you own must be carried by coolies, and you yourself must either ride on horseback or in the little horseless carriage of the Orient, here drawn and pushed by four men. And presently the deodars darken the way with a solemn presence, for

"These are the Friars of the wood, The Brethren of the Solitude Hooded and grave "

their breath most austerely pure in the gradually chilling air... Continue reading book >>


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