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The Shaving Of Shagpat; An Arabian Entertainment - The Well Of Paravid The Shaving Of Shagpat; An Arabian Entertainment - The Well Of Paravid

The Shaving Of Shagpat; An Arabian Entertainment - The Well Of Paravid
Now, there was haste in the movements of Noorna bin Noorka, and she arrayed herself and clutched Shibli Bagarag by the arm, and the twain departed from Feshnavat the Vizier, and came to the outside of the city, and lo! there was the Genie by a well under a palm, and he standing in the shape of an Ass, saddled. So they mounted him, and in a moment they were in the midst of the desert, and naught round them save the hot glimmer of the sands and the grey of the sky. Surely, the Ass went at such a pace... Long Stories - Post by : Merry_V - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Meredith - Read : 3289

The Shaving Of Shagpat; An Arabian Entertainment - The Genie Karaz The Shaving Of Shagpat; An Arabian Entertainment - The Genie Karaz

The Shaving Of Shagpat; An Arabian Entertainment - The Genie Karaz
Now, when the voice of the Vizier had ceased, Shibli Bagarag exclaimed, 'O Vizier, this night, no later, I'll surprise Shagpat, and shave him while he sleepeth: and he shall wake shorn beside his spouse. Wullahy! I'll delay no longer, I, Shibli Bagarag.' Said the Vizier, 'Thou?' And he replied, 'Surely, O Vizier! thou knowest little of my dexterity.' So the Vizier laughed, and Noorna bin Noorka laughed, and he was at a loss to interpret the cause of their laughter. Then said Noorna, 'O my betrothed, there's not a doubt among us of thy dexterity, nor question of thy willingness;... Long Stories - Post by : Merry_V - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Meredith - Read : 2342

The Shaving Of Shagpat; An Arabian Entertainment - The Thwackings The Shaving Of Shagpat; An Arabian Entertainment - The Thwackings

The Shaving Of Shagpat; An Arabian Entertainment - The Thwackings
THE THWACKINGS It was ordained that Shibli Bagarag, nephew to the renowned Baba Mustapha, chief barber to the Court of Persia, should shave Shagpat, the son of Shimpoor, the son of Shoolpi, the son of Shullum; and they had been clothiers for generations, even to the time of Shagpat, the illustrious. Now, the story of Shibli Bagarag, and of the ball he followed, and of the subterranean kingdom he came to, and of the enchanted palace he entered, and of the sleeping king he shaved, and of the two princesses he released, and of the Afrite held in subjection by the... Long Stories - Post by : Merry_V - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Meredith - Read : 2105

Sandra Belloni - Book 7 - Chapter 59. Emilia's Good-Bye Sandra Belloni - Book 7 - Chapter 59. Emilia's Good-Bye

Sandra Belloni - Book 7 - Chapter 59. Emilia's Good-Bye
BOOK VII CHAPTER LIX. EMILIA'S GOOD-BYEA wreck from the last Lombard revolt landed upon our shores in June. His right arm was in a sling, and his Italian servant following him, kept close by his side, with a ready hand, as if fearing that at any moment the wounded gentleman's steps might fail. There was no public war going on just then: for which reason he was eyed suspiciously by the rest of the passengers making their way up the beach; who seemed to entertain an impression that he had no business at such a moment to be crippled, and might... Long Stories - Post by : ErosPT - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Meredith - Read : 1250

Sandra Belloni - Book 7 - Chapter 55. The Tragedy Of Sentiment Sandra Belloni - Book 7 - Chapter 55. The Tragedy Of Sentiment

Sandra Belloni - Book 7 - Chapter 55. The Tragedy Of Sentiment
BOOK VII CHAPTER LV. THE TRAGEDY OF SENTIMENTThere is a man among our actors here who may not be known to you. It had become the habit of Sir Purcell Barren's mind to behold himself as under a peculiarly malign shadow. Very young men do the same, if they are much afflicted: but this is because they are still boys enough to have the natural sense to be ashamed of ill-luck, even when they lack courage to struggle against it. The reproaching of Providence by a man of full growth, comes to some extent from his meanness, and chiefly from his... Long Stories - Post by : rthur - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Meredith - Read : 1927

Sandra Belloni - Book 7 - Chapter 54. The Explosion At Brookfield Sandra Belloni - Book 7 - Chapter 54. The Explosion At Brookfield

Sandra Belloni - Book 7 - Chapter 54. The Explosion At Brookfield
BOOK VII CHAPTER LIV. THE EXPLOSION AT BROOKFIELD"Let me hear to-morrow." Wilfrid repeated Emilia's petition in the tone she had used, and sent a delight through his veins even with that clumsy effort of imitation. He walked from the railway to Brookfield through the circle of firs, thinking of some serious tale of home to invent for her ears to-morrow. Whatever it was, he was able to conclude it--"But all's right now." He noticed that the dwarf pine, under whose spreading head his darling sat when he saw her first, had been cut down. Its absence gave him an ominous chill.... Long Stories - Post by : rthur - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Meredith - Read : 643

Sandra Belloni - Book 7 - Chapter 53. Alderman's Bouquet Sandra Belloni - Book 7 - Chapter 53. Alderman's Bouquet

Sandra Belloni - Book 7 - Chapter 53. Alderman's Bouquet
BOOK VII CHAPTER LIII. ALDERMAN'S BOUQUETA minute after his parting with Emilia, Wilfrid swung round in the street and walked back at great strides. "What a fool I was not to see that she was acting indifference!" he cried. "Let me have two seconds with her!" But how that was to be contrived his diplomatic brain refused to say. "And what a stiff, formal fellow I was all the time!" He considered that he had not uttered a sentence in any way pointed to touch her heart. "She must think I am still determined to marry that woman." Wilfrid had taken... Long Stories - Post by : rthur - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Meredith - Read : 1914

Sandra Belloni - Book 7 - Chapter 52. A Fresh Duett Between Wilfrid And Emilia Sandra Belloni - Book 7 - Chapter 52. A Fresh Duett Between Wilfrid And Emilia

Sandra Belloni - Book 7 - Chapter 52. A Fresh Duett Between Wilfrid And Emilia
BOOK VII CHAPTER LII. A FRESH DUETT BETWEEN WILFRID AND EMILIA"Don't blame yourself, my Wilfrid." Emilia spoke thus, full of pity for him, and in her adorable, deep-fluted tones, after the effective stop he had come to. The 'my Wilfrid' made the owner of the name quiver with satisfaction. He breathed: "You have forgiven me?" "That I have. And there was indeed no blame. My voice has gone. Yes, but I do not think it your fault." "It was! it is!" groaned Wilfrid. "But, has your voice gone?" He leaned nearer to her, drawing largely on the claim his incredulity had... Long Stories - Post by : rthur - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Meredith - Read : 1023

Sandra Belloni - Book 7 - Chapter 51. A Chapter Interrupted By The Philosopher Sandra Belloni - Book 7 - Chapter 51. A Chapter Interrupted By The Philosopher

Sandra Belloni - Book 7 - Chapter 51. A Chapter Interrupted By The Philosopher
BOOK VII CHAPTER LI. A CHAPTER INTERRUPTED BY THE PHILOSOPHERCommonplaces continued to be Wilfrid's refuge, for sentiment was surging mightily within him. The commonplaces concerning father, sisters, health, weather, sickened him when uttered, so much that for a time he was unobservant of Emilia's ready exchange of them. To a compliment on her appearance, she said: "You like this dress? I will tell you the history of it. I call it the Branciani dress. Mr. Powys designed it for me. The Countess Branciani was his friend. She used always to dress in this colour; just in this style. She also was... Long Stories - Post by : rthur - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Meredith - Read : 2842

Sandra Belloni - Book 7 - Chapter 50. Emilia Begins To Feel Merthyr's Power Sandra Belloni - Book 7 - Chapter 50. Emilia Begins To Feel Merthyr's Power

Sandra Belloni - Book 7 - Chapter 50. Emilia Begins To Feel Merthyr's Power
BOOK VII CHAPTER L. EMILIA BEGINS TO FEEL MERTHYR'S POWEREmilia remained locked up with her mother all that evening. The good little shrill woman, tender-eyed and slatternly, had to help try on dresses, and run about for pins, and express her critical taste in undertones, believing all the while that her daughter had given up music to go mad with vanity. The reflection struck her, notwithstanding, that it was a wiser thing for one of her sex to make friends among rich people than to marry a foreign husband. The girl looked a brilliant woman in a superb Venetian dress of... Long Stories - Post by : rthur - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Meredith - Read : 3242

Sandra Belloni - Book 6 - Chapter 49. Between Emilia And Georgiana Sandra Belloni - Book 6 - Chapter 49. Between Emilia And Georgiana

Sandra Belloni - Book 6 - Chapter 49. Between Emilia And Georgiana
BOOK VI CHAPTER XLIX. BETWEEN EMILIA AND GEORGIANA"My brother tells me it is your wish to see Mr. Wilfrid Pole." Emilia's "Yes" came faintly in answer to Georgiana's cold accents. "Have you considered what you are doing in expressing such a desire?" Another "Yes" was heard from under an uplifted head:--a culprit affirmative at the just take fire. "Be honest, Emilia. Seek counsel and guidance to-night, as you have done before with me, and profited, I think. If I write to bid him come, what will it mean?" "Nothing more," breathed Emilia. "To him--for in his way he seems to care... Long Stories - Post by : rthur - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Meredith - Read : 1576

Sandra Belloni - Book 6 - Chapter 45. On The Hippogriff On Earth Sandra Belloni - Book 6 - Chapter 45. On The Hippogriff On Earth

Sandra Belloni - Book 6 - Chapter 45. On The Hippogriff On Earth
BOOK VI CHAPTER XLV. ON THE HIPPOGRIFF ON EARTHPenarvon castle lay over the borders of Monmouthshire. Thither, on a night of frosty moonlight, troops of carriages were hurrying with the usual freightage for a country ball:--the squire who will not make himself happy by seeing that his duty to the softer side of his family must be performed during the comfortable hours when bachelors snooze in arm-chairs, and his nobler dame who, not caring for Port or tobacco, cheerfully accepts the order of things as bequeathed to her: the everlastingly half-satisfied young man, who looks forward to the hour when his... Long Stories - Post by : rthur - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Meredith - Read : 2584

Sandra Belloni - Book 6 - Chapter 44. On The Hippogriff In Air... Sandra Belloni - Book 6 - Chapter 44. On The Hippogriff In Air...

Sandra Belloni - Book 6 - Chapter 44. On The Hippogriff In Air...
BOOK VI CHAPTER XLIV. ON THE HIPPOGRIFF IN AIR: IN WHICH THE PHILOSOPHER HAS A SHORT SPELLDexterously as Wilfrid has turned Tracy to his uses by means of the foregoing correspondence, in doing so he had exposed himself to the retributive poison administered by that cunning youth. And now the Hippogriff seized him, and mounted with him into mid-air; not as when the idle boy Ganymede was caught up to act as cup-bearer in celestial Courts, but to plunge about on yielding vapours, with nothing near him save the voice of his desire. The Philosopher here peremptorily demands the pulpit. We... Long Stories - Post by : rthur - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Meredith - Read : 856

Sandra Belloni - Book 6 - Chapter 43. In Which We See Wilfrid Kindling Sandra Belloni - Book 6 - Chapter 43. In Which We See Wilfrid Kindling

Sandra Belloni - Book 6 - Chapter 43. In Which We See Wilfrid Kindling
BOOK VI CHAPTER XLIII. IN WHICH WE SEE WILFRID KINDLING(Georgiana Ford to Wilfrid:) "I have omitted replying to your first letter, not because of the nature of its contents: nor do I write now in answer to your second because of the permission you give me to lay it before my brother. I cannot think that concealment is good, save for very base persons; and since you take the initiative in writing very openly, I will do so likewise. "It is true that Emilia is with me. Her voice is lost, and she has fallen as low in spirit as one... Long Stories - Post by : rthur - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Meredith - Read : 1492

Sandra Belloni - Book 6 - Chapter 42. Defection Of Mr. Pericles From The Brookfield Circle Sandra Belloni - Book 6 - Chapter 42. Defection Of Mr. Pericles From The Brookfield Circle

Sandra Belloni - Book 6 - Chapter 42. Defection Of Mr. Pericles From The Brookfield Circle
BOOK VI CHAPTER XLII. DEFECTION OF MR. PERICLES FROM THE BROOKFIELD CIRCLEUp the centre aisle of Hillford Church, the Tinleys (late as usual) were seen trooping for morning service in midwinter. There was a man in the rear known to be a man by the sound of his boots and measure of his stride, for the ladies of Brookfield, having rejected the absurd pretensions of Albert Tinley, could not permit curiosity to encounter the risk of meeting his gaze by turning their heads. So, with charitable condescension they returned the slight church nod of prim Miss Tinley passing, of the detestable... Long Stories - Post by : rthur - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Meredith - Read : 991

Sandra Belloni - Book 6 - Chapter 41. She Is Found Sandra Belloni - Book 6 - Chapter 41. She Is Found

Sandra Belloni - Book 6 - Chapter 41. She Is Found
BOOK VI CHAPTER XLI. SHE IS FOUND"Sei buon' Italiana?" Across what chasm did the words come to her? It seemed but a minutes and again many hours back, that she had asked that question of a little fellow, who, if he had looked up and nodded would have given her great joy, but who kept his face dark from her and with a sullen "Si" extinguished her last feeling of a desire for companionship with life. "Si," she replied, quite as sullenly, and without looking up. But when her hand was taken and other words were uttered, she that had crouched... Long Stories - Post by : rthur - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Meredith - Read : 1307

Sandra Belloni - Book 6 - Chapter 40. She Tastes Despair Sandra Belloni - Book 6 - Chapter 40. She Tastes Despair

Sandra Belloni - Book 6 - Chapter 40. She Tastes Despair
BOOK VI CHAPTER XL. SHE TASTES DESPAIREmilia stretched out her hand and said, "Good-bye." Seeing that the hardened girl, with her dead eyelids, did not appear to feel herself at his mercy, and also that Sir Purcell's forehead looked threatening, Mr. Pericles stopped his sardonic noise. He went straight to the door, which he opened with alacrity, and mimicking very wretchedly her words of adieu, stood prepared to bow her out. She astonished him by passing without another word. Before he could point a phrase bitter enough for expression, Sir Purcell had likewise passed, and in going had given him a... Long Stories - Post by : rthur - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Meredith - Read : 3630

Sandra Belloni - Book 5 - Chapter 39. Her Voice Fails Sandra Belloni - Book 5 - Chapter 39. Her Voice Fails

Sandra Belloni - Book 5 - Chapter 39. Her Voice Fails
BOOK V CHAPTER XXXIX. HER VOICE FAILSThe pride of punctuality brought Sir Purcell to that appointed seat in the gardens about a minute in advance of Emilia. She came hurrying up to him with three fingers over her lips. The morning was cold; frost edged the flat brown chestnut and beech leaves lying about on rimy grass; so at first he made no remark on her evident unwillingness to open her mouth, but a feverish look of her eyes touched him with some kindly alarm for her. "You should not have come out, if you think you are in any danger,"... Long Stories - Post by : rthur - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Meredith - Read : 2951

Sandra Belloni - Book 5 - Chapter 35. Mrs. Chump's Epistle Sandra Belloni - Book 5 - Chapter 35. Mrs. Chump's Epistle

Sandra Belloni - Book 5 - Chapter 35. Mrs. Chump's Epistle
BOOK V CHAPTER XXXV. MRS. CHUMP'S EPISTLEWhen Mrs. Chump had turned her back on Brookfield, the feelings of the outcast woman were too deep for much distinctly acrimonious sensation toward the ladies; but their letters soon lifted and revived her, until, being in a proper condition of prickly wrath, she sat down to compose a reply that should bury them under a mountain of shame. The point, however, was to transfer this mountain from her bosom, which laboured heavily beneath it, to their heads. Nothing could appear simpler. Here is the mountain; the heads are yonder. Accordingly, she prepared to commence.... Long Stories - Post by : rthur - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Meredith - Read : 1162

Sandra Belloni - Book 5 - Chapter 34. Indicates The Degradation Of Brookfield... Sandra Belloni - Book 5 - Chapter 34. Indicates The Degradation Of Brookfield...

Sandra Belloni - Book 5 - Chapter 34. Indicates The Degradation Of Brookfield...
BOOK V CHAPTER XXXIV. INDICATES THE DEGRADATION OF BROOKFIELD, TOGETHER WITH CERTAIN PROCEEDINGS OF THE YACHTLady Charlotte was too late for Emilia, when she went forth to her to speak for Wilfrid. She found the youth Braintop resting heavily against a tree, muttering to himself that he had no notion where he was, as an excuse for his stationary posture, while the person he presumed he should have detained was being borne away. Near him a scrap of paper lay on the ground, struck out of darkness by long slips of light from the upper windows. Thinking this might be something... Long Stories - Post by : rthur - Date : May 2012 - Author : George Meredith - Read : 2225