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An Outcast of the Islands

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This is the story of an unloveable rogue named Peter Willems, and his lust for the daughter of an Indonesian chief. The sun was sinking. Under the sky was stretched a network of white threads, a network fine and close-meshed, where here and there were caught thicker white vapours of globular shape; and to the eastward, above the ragged barrier of the forests, surged the summits of a chain of great clouds, growing bigger slowly, in imperceptible motion, as if careful not to disturb the glowing stillness of the earth and of the sky. Abreast of the house the river was empty but for the motionless schooner. Higher up, a solitary log came out from the bend above and went on drifting slowly down the straight reach: a dead and wandering tree going out to its grave in the sea, between two ranks of trees motionless and living. - Excerpt from An Outcast of the Islands.
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Product Details

ISBN
9781312114098
Published
April 17, 2014
Language
English
File Format
ePub
File Size
313.38 KB

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