Tales of Three Hemispheres
Tales of Three Hemispheres is a collection of fantasy short stories by Lord Dunsany. The first edition was published in Boston by John W. Luce & Co. in November, 1919; the first British edition was published in London by T. Fisher Unwin in June, 1920.
First Page:TALES OF THREE HEMISPHERES
The Last Dream Of Bwona Khubla How the Office of Postman Fell Vacant In Otford under the Wold The Prayer Of Boob Aheera East And West A Pretty Quarrel How The Gods Avenged Meoul Ki Ning The Gift Of The Gods The Sack Of Emeralds The Old Brown Coat An Archive Of The Older Mysteries A City Of Wonder Beyond the Fields We Know Publisher's Note First Tale: Idle Days on the Yann Second Tale: A Shop In Go By Street Third Tale: The Avenger Of Perdóndaris
[Note that the tale "Idle Days on the Yann" also appears in the collection "A Dreamer's Tales".]
THE LAST DREAM OF BWONA KHUBLA
From steaming lowlands down by the equator, where monstrous orchids blow, where beetles big as mice sit on the tent ropes, and fireflies glide about by night like little moving stars, the travelers went three days through forests of cactus till they came to the open plains where the oryx are.
And glad they were when they came to the water hole, where only one white man had gone before, which the natives know as the camp of Bwona Khubla, and found the water there... Continue reading book >>
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