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Tongues of Conscience

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Tongues of Conscience (1898) is a collection of five thought-provoking stories where an innocent, but selfish, action leads to horrific consequences. Robert Hichens writes some wonderfully evocative descriptions of nature: from a raw and exposed violent seascape, to the serene and idyllic countryside “…the violets seemed to sing in odours…” , to a train pushing through the white-out of a blizzard. In Sea Change an artist with a dark secret (“…I painted for him in words, the varying colors of waves in different seas… I drowned little Jack in the sea.”) shares the details of his guilt with a priest who tells a simple white lie in an effort to save his tortured friend’s sanity. In “William Foster”, the works of an author rouses his own wife’s religious nature with a most shocking result. In The Cry of the Child a gifted but egotistic doctor is haunted by the wail of his dead baby, but finds salvation with the sacrifice of someone else’s most selfless act. In How Love Came to Professor Guildea a scientist whose research has done wonderful things for humanity, confronts the terror of finding himelf loved. And finally, in The Lady and the Beggar, a wealthy woman’s will leaves her bounty to the poor, but only after she learns a very expensive lesson. .

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TONGUES OF CONSCIENCE

by

ROBERT HICHENS

Short Story Index Reprint Series

Books for Libraries Press Freeport, New York

First Published 1900 Reprinted 1971

Printed in the United States of America by New World Book Manufacturing Co., Inc. Hallandale, Florida 33009

CONTENTS

PAGE SEA CHANGE Part I. THE RAINBOW 1 Part II. THE GRAVE 51

"WILLIAM FOSTER" 109

THE CRY OF THE CHILD Part I. THE DEAD CHILD 183 Part II. THE LIVING CHILD 223

HOW LOVE CAME TO PROFESSOR GUILDEA 267

THE LADY AND THE BEGGAR 341

SEA CHANGE.

PART I.

THE RAINBOW.

"Nothing of him that doth fade, But doth suffer a sea change, Into something rich and strange."

SHAKESPEARE.

SEA CHANGE.

PART I.

THE RAINBOW.

In London nightfall is a delirium of bustle, in the country the coming of a dream... Continue reading book >>


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