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Timar's Two Worlds   By: (1825-1904)

Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai

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[Illustration: M. J. IVERS & CO. PRICE 25 CENTS.

AMERICAN SERIES No. 343.

TIMAR'S TWO WORLDS By MAURUS JOKAI.

Entered at Post Office, New York, as Second Class Matter. Issued Monthly November 17th, 1894 Subscription, $3.00 per Year.]

AMERICAN SERIES.

TIMAR'S TWO WORLDS.

BY MAURUS JOKAI.

NEW YORK: M. J. IVERS & CO., PUBLISHERS, 379 PEARL STREET.

CONTENTS.

BOOK FIRST. THE "ST. BARBARA."

I. THE IRON GATE 5 II. THE WHITE CAT 14 III. A DANGEROUS LEAP WITH A MAMMOTH 17 IV. A STRICT SEARCH 22 V. THE OWNERLESS ISLAND 27 VI. ALMIRA AND NARCISSA 32 VII. THE VOICES OF THE NIGHT 40 VIII. THE HISTORY OF THE ISLANDERS 45 IX. ALI TSCHORBADSCHI 53 X. THE LIVING STATUE 56 XI. A BURIAL AT SEA 58 XII. AN EXCELLENT JOKE 61 XIII. THE FATE OF THE "ST. BARBARA" 63 XIV. THE GUARDIAN 67

BOOK SECOND. TIMÉA.

I. GOOD ADVICE 75 II. THE RED CRESCENT 78 III. THE GOLD MINE 82 IV. MICHAEL TIMAR, BARON VON LEVETINCZY 88 V. A GIRL'S HEART 93 VI. ANOTHER JEST 102 VII. THE WEDDING DRESS 105 VIII. TIMÉA 114

BOOK THIRD. THE OWNERLESS ISLAND.

I. THE MARRIAGE OF THE MARBLE STATUE 123 II. THE GUARDIAN DEVIL 127 III. SPRING MEADOWS 134 IV. A SPIDER AMONG THE ROSES 144 V. OUT OF THE WORLD 153 VI. THE TROPIC OF CAPRICORN 157 VII. SWEET HOME 167

BOOK FOURTH. NOÉMI.

I. A NEW GUEST 176 II. THE WOOD CARVER 185 III. MELANCHOLY 197 IV. THERESE 207

BOOK FIFTH. ATHALIE.

I. THE BROKEN SWORD 213 II. THE FIRST LOSS 223 III. THE ICE 227 IV. THE PHANTOM 235 V. WHAT HAS THE MOON TO TELL? 247 VI. WHO COMES? 250 VII. THE CORPSE 252 VIII. DODI'S LETTER 254 IX. "YOU STUPID CREATURE!" 257 X. ATHALIE 262 XI. THE LAST STAB 269 XII. THE PENITENT IN "MARIA NOSTRA" 273 XIII. NOBODY 273

TIMAR'S TWO WORLDS

BOOK FIRST. THE "ST. BARBARA."

CHAPTER I.

THE IRON GATE.

A mountain chain, pierced through from base to summit a gorge four miles in length, walled in by lofty precipices; between their dizzy heights the giant stream of the Old World, the Danube.

Did the pressure of this mass of water force a passage for itself, or was the rock riven by subterranean fire? Did Neptune or Vulcan, or both together, execute this supernatural work, which the iron clad hand of man scarce can emulate in these days of competition with divine achievements?

Of the rule of the one deity traces are visible on the heights of Fruska Gora in the fossil sea shells strewn around, and in Veterani's cave with its petrified relics of saurian monsters of the deep; of the other god, the basalt of Piatra Detonata bears witness. While the man of the iron hand is revealed by long galleries hewn in the rock, a vaulted road, the ruined piers of an immense bridge, the tablets sculptured in bas relief on the face of the cliff, and by a channel two hundred feet wide, hollowed in the bed of the river, through which the largest ships may pass... Continue reading book >>




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