Author Gilbert Parker - Full Online Book

Full Online Books
BOOK CATEGORIES
Authors Authors Short Stories Short Stories Long Stories Long Stories Funny Stories Funny Stories Love Stories Love Stories Stories For Kids Stories For Kids Poems Poems Essays Essays Nonfictions Nonfictions Plays Plays Folktales Folktales Fairy Tales Fairy Tales Fables Fables Learning Kitchen Learning Kitchen
LINKS
Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional Free Classified Website Without Registration Free Classified Website Daniel Company
Twitter Twitter Add book
donate

Full Online Book HomeAuthor Gilbert ParkerPage 4

Famous Authors (View All Authors)

The Right Of Way - Chapter 60. The Hand At The Door The Right Of Way - Chapter 60. The Hand At The Door

The Right Of Way - Chapter 60. The Hand At The Door
CHAPTER LX. THE HAND AT THE DOORThe eve of the day of the memorable funeral two belated visitors to the Passion Play arrived in the village, unknowing that it had ended, and of the tragedy which had set a whole valley mourning; unconscious that they shared in the bitter fortunes of the tailor-man, of whom men and women spoke with tears. Affected by the gloom of the place, the two visitors at once prepared for their return journey, but the manner of the tailorman's death arrested their sympathies, touched the humanity in them. The woman was much impressed. They asked to... Long Stories - Post by : heavyduty - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gilbert Parker - Read : 1580

The Right Of Way - Chapter 59. In Which Charley Meets A Stranger The Right Of Way - Chapter 59. In Which Charley Meets A Stranger

The Right Of Way - Chapter 59. In Which Charley Meets A Stranger
CHAPTER LIX. IN WHICH CHARLEY MEETS A STRANGERThe Cure came to his feet with a joyful cry. "Monsieur--my son," he said, bending over him. "Is it all over?" Charley asked calmly, almost cheerfully. Death now was the only solution of life's problems, and he welcomed it from the void. The Cure went to the door and locked it. The deepest desire of his life must here be uttered, his great aspiration be realised. "My son," he said, as he came softly to the bedside again, "you have given to us all you had--your charity, your wisdom, your skill. You have "--it... Long Stories - Post by : heavyduty - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gilbert Parker - Read : 1340

The Right Of Way - Chapter 56. Mrs. Flynn Speaks The Right Of Way - Chapter 56. Mrs. Flynn Speaks

The Right Of Way - Chapter 56. Mrs. Flynn Speaks
CHAPTER LVI. MRS. FLYNN SPEAKSCHARLEY left Jo Portugais behind, and went home alone. He watched at a window till he saw Rosalie return. As she passed quickly down the street with Mrs. Flynn to her own door, he observed that her face was happier than he had seen it for many a day. Her step was lighter, there was a freedom in her air, a sense of confidence in her carriage. She bore herself as one who had done a thing which relaxed a painful tension. There was a curious glow in her eyes and face, and this became deeper as,... Long Stories - Post by : heavyduty - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gilbert Parker - Read : 904

The Right Of Way - Chapter 55. Rosalie Plays A Part The Right Of Way - Chapter 55. Rosalie Plays A Part

The Right Of Way - Chapter 55. Rosalie Plays A Part
CHAPTER LV. ROSALIE PLAYS A PARTFrom a tree upon a little hill rang out a bell--a deep-toned bell, bought by the parish years before for the missions held at this very spot. Every day it rang for an instant at the beginning of each of the five acts. It also tolled slowly when the curtain rose upon the scene of the Crucifixion. In this act no one spoke save the abased Magdalene, who knelt at the foot of the cross, and on whose hair red drops fell when the Roman soldier pierced the side of the figure on the cross. This... Long Stories - Post by : heavyduty - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gilbert Parker - Read : 959

The Right Of Way - Chapter 54. M. Rossignol Slips The Leash The Right Of Way - Chapter 54. M. Rossignol Slips The Leash

The Right Of Way - Chapter 54. M. Rossignol Slips The Leash
CHAPTER LIV. M. ROSSIGNOL SLIPS THE LEASHIt was the last day of the Passion Play, and the great dramatic mission was drawing to a close. The confidence of the Cure and the Seigneur was restored. The prohibition against strangers had had its effect, and for three whole days the valley had been at rest again. Apparently there was not a stranger within its borders, save the Seigneur's brother, the Abbe Rossignol, who had come to see the moving spectacle. The Abbe, on his arrival, had made inquiries concerning the tailor of Chaudiere and Jo Portugais, as persistently about the one as... Long Stories - Post by : heavyduty - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gilbert Parker - Read : 1810

The Right Of Way - Chapter 53. The Seigneur And The Cure Have A Suspicion The Right Of Way - Chapter 53. The Seigneur And The Cure Have A Suspicion

The Right Of Way - Chapter 53. The Seigneur And The Cure Have A Suspicion
CHAPTER LIII. THE SEIGNEUR AND THE CURE HAVE A SUSPICIONPresently the Seigneur and the Cure stood before the door of the tailor-shop. The Cure was about to knock, when the Seigneur laid a hand upon his arm. "There is no use; he has been gone several days," he said. "Gone--gone!" said the Cure. "I came to see him yesterday, and not finding him, I asked at the post-office." M. Rossignol's voice lowered. "He told Mrs. Flynn he was going into the hills, so Rosalie says." The Cure's face fell. "He went away also just before the play began. I almost fear... Long Stories - Post by : heavyduty - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gilbert Parker - Read : 809

The Right Of Way - Chapter 52. The Coming Of Billy The Right Of Way - Chapter 52. The Coming Of Billy

The Right Of Way - Chapter 52. The Coming Of Billy
CHAPTER LII. THE COMING OF BILLYChaudiere had made--and lost--a reputation. The Passion Play in the valley had become known to a whole country--to the Cure's and the Seigneur's unavailing regret. They had meant to revive the great story for their own people and the Indians--a homely, beautiful object-lesson, in an Eden--like innocence and quiet and repose; but behold the world had invaded them! The vanity of the Notary had undone them. He had written to the great papers of the province, telling of the advent of the play, and pilgrimages had been organised, and excursions had been made to the spot... Long Stories - Post by : heavyduty - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gilbert Parker - Read : 1903

The Right Of Way - Chapter 51. Face To Face The Right Of Way - Chapter 51. Face To Face

The Right Of Way - Chapter 51. Face To Face
CHAPTER LI. FACE TO FACE"If I could only understand!"--this was Rosalie's constant cry in these weeks wherein she lay ill and prostrate after her father's burial. Once and once only had she met Charley alone, though she knew that he was keeping watch over her. She had first seen him the day her father was buried, standing apart from the people, his face sorrowful, his eyes heavy, his figure bowed. The occasion of their meeting alone was the first night of her return, when the Notary and Charley had kept watch beside her father's body. She had gone into the little... Long Stories - Post by : heavyduty - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gilbert Parker - Read : 2760

The Right Of Way - Chapter 50. The Passion Play At Chaudiere The Right Of Way - Chapter 50. The Passion Play At Chaudiere

The Right Of Way - Chapter 50. The Passion Play At Chaudiere
CHAPTER L. THE PASSION PLAY AT CHAUDIEREFor the first time in its history Chaudiere was becoming notable in the eyes of the outside world. "We'll have more girth after this," said Filion Lacasse the saddler to the wife of the Notary, as, in front of the post-office, they stood watching a little cavalcade of habitants going up the road towards Four Mountains to rehearse the Passion Play. "If Dauphin's advice had been taken long ago, we'd have had a hotel at Four Mountains, and the city folk would be coming here for the summer," said Madame Dauphin, with a superior air.... Long Stories - Post by : heavyduty - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gilbert Parker - Read : 2769

The Right Of Way - Chapter 49. The Open Gate The Right Of Way - Chapter 49. The Open Gate

The Right Of Way - Chapter 49. The Open Gate
CHAPTER XLIX. THE OPEN GATEIt was a still night, and the moon, delicately bright, gave forth that radiance which makes spiritual to the eye the coarsest thing. Inside the white house on the hill all was dark. Sleep had settled on it long before midnight, for, on the morrow, its master and mistress hoped to make a journey to the valley of the Chaudiere the Passion Play was being performed by habitants and Indians. The desire to see the play had become an infatuation in the minds of the two, eager for some interest to relieve the monotony of a... Long Stories - Post by : heavyduty - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gilbert Parker - Read : 3431

The Right Of Way - Chapter 46. The Forgotten Man The Right Of Way - Chapter 46. The Forgotten Man

The Right Of Way - Chapter 46. The Forgotten Man
CHAPTER XLVI. THE FORGOTTEN MANIt was Easter morning, and the good sunrise of a perfect spring made radiant the high hill above the town. Rosy-fingered morn touched with magic colour the masts and scattered sails of the ships upon the great river, and spires and towers quivered with rainbow light. The city was waking cheerfully, though the only active life was in the pealing bells and on the deep flowing rivers. The streets were empty yet, save for an assiduous priest or the cart of a milkman. Here and there a window opened and a drowsy head was thrust into the... Long Stories - Post by : heavyduty - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gilbert Parker - Read : 1575

The Right Of Way - Chapter 45. Six Months Go By The Right Of Way - Chapter 45. Six Months Go By

The Right Of Way - Chapter 45. Six Months Go By
CHAPTER XLV. SIX MONTHS GO BYSpring again--budding trees and flowing sap; the earth banks removed from the houses, and outside windows discarded; the ice tumbling and crunching in the river; the dormant farmer raising his head to the energy and delight of April. The winter had been long and hard. Never had there been severer frost or deeper snow, and seldom had big game been so plentiful. In the snug warm stables the cattle munched and chewed the cud; the idle, long-haired horses grew as spirited in the keen air as in summer they were sluggish with hard work; and the... Long Stories - Post by : heavyduty - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gilbert Parker - Read : 1826

The Right Of Way - Chapter 44. 'Who Was Kathleen?' The Right Of Way - Chapter 44. "Who Was Kathleen?"

The Right Of Way - Chapter 44. 'Who Was Kathleen?'
CHAPTER XLIV. "WHO WAS KATHLEEN?"The painful incidents of the morning weighed heavily upon Rosalie, and she was glad when Madame Dugal came to talk with her father, who was ailing and irritable, and when Mrs. Flynn drove her away with a kiss on either cheek, saying: "Don't come back, darlin', till there's roses in both cheeks, for y'r eyes are 'atin' up yer face!" She had seen Charley take the path to Vadrome Mountain, and to the Rest of the Flax-beaters she betook herself, in the blind hope that, returning, he might pass that way. Under the influence of the fresh... Long Stories - Post by : heavyduty - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gilbert Parker - Read : 1214

The Right Of Way - Chapter 43. Jo Portugais Tells A Story The Right Of Way - Chapter 43. Jo Portugais Tells A Story

The Right Of Way - Chapter 43. Jo Portugais Tells A Story
CHAPTER XLIII. JO PORTUGAIS TELLS A STORYWalking slowly, head bent, eyes unseeing, Charley was on his way to Vadrome Mountain, with the knowledge that Jo Portugais had returned. The hunger for companionship was on him: to touch some mind that could understand the deep loneliness which had settled on him since that scene in the postoffice. It was the loneliness of a new and great separation. He had wakened to it to-day. Once before, in the hut on Vadrome Mountain, he had wakened from a grave, had been born again. Last night had come still another birth, had come, as with... Long Stories - Post by : heavyduty - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gilbert Parker - Read : 583

The Right Of Way - Chapter 42. A Trial And A Verdict The Right Of Way - Chapter 42. A Trial And A Verdict

The Right Of Way - Chapter 42. A Trial And A Verdict
CHAPTER XLII. A TRIAL AND A VERDICT"What right have you to answer for mademoiselle?" said the Seigneur, with a sudden rush of jealousy. Was not he alone the protector of Rosalie Evanturel? Yet here was mystery, and it was clear the tailor had something important to say. M. Rossignol offered the Cure a chair, seated himself on a small bench, and gently drew Rosalie down beside him. "I will make this a court," said he. "Advance, grocer." The grocer came forward smugly. "On what information do you make this charge against mademoiselle?" The grocer volubly related all that Paulette Dubois had... Long Stories - Post by : heavyduty - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gilbert Parker - Read : 1298

The Right Of Way - Chapter 41. It Was Michaelmas Day The Right Of Way - Chapter 41. It Was Michaelmas Day

The Right Of Way - Chapter 41. It Was Michaelmas Day
CHAPTER XLI. IT WAS MICHAELMAS DAYNot a cloud in the sky, and, ruling all, a sweet sun, liberal in warmth and eager in brightness as its distance from the northern world decreased. As Mrs. Flynn entered the door of the post-office she sang out to Maximilian Cour, with a buoyant lilt: "Oh, isn't it the fun o' the world to be alive!" The tailor over the way heard it, and lifted his head with a smile; Rosalie Evanturel, behind the postal wicket, heard it, and her face swam with colour. Rosalie busied herself with the letters and papers for a moment... Long Stories - Post by : heavyduty - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gilbert Parker - Read : 1581

The Right Of Way - Chapter 40. As It Was In The Beginning The Right Of Way - Chapter 40. As It Was In The Beginning

The Right Of Way - Chapter 40. As It Was In The Beginning
CHAPTER XL. AS IT WAS IN THE BEGINNINGThe kitchen was empty, but light fell through the door of the shop opening upon the little hall between. Rosalie crossed the hall and stood in the doorway of the shop, a figure of concentrated indignation, despair, and shame. Leaning on his elbow Charley was bending over a book in the light of a candle on the bench be side him. He was reading aloud, translating into English the German text of the narrative the Cure had given him: "And because of this divine interposition, consequent upon their faithful prayers and their oblations, they... Long Stories - Post by : heavyduty - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gilbert Parker - Read : 1066

The Right Of Way - Chapter 39. The Scarlet Woman The Right Of Way - Chapter 39. The Scarlet Woman

The Right Of Way - Chapter 39. The Scarlet Woman
CHAPTER XXXIX. THE SCARLET WOMANSince the evening in the garden when she had been drawn into Charley's arms, and then fled from them in joyful confusion, Rosalie had been in a dream. She had not closed her eyes all night, or, if she closed them, they still saw beautiful things flashing by, to be succeeded by other beautiful things. It was a roseate world. To her simple nature it was not so important to be loved as to love. Selfishness was as yet the minor part of her. She had been giving all her life--to her mother, as a child; to... Long Stories - Post by : heavyduty - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gilbert Parker - Read : 2332

The Right Of Way - Chapter 36. Barriers Swept Away The Right Of Way - Chapter 36. Barriers Swept Away

The Right Of Way - Chapter 36. Barriers Swept Away
CHAPTER XXXVI. BARRIERS SWEPT AWAYRosalie came to her feet, gasping with pleasure. She had been unhappy ever since she had returned from Quebec, for though she had sometimes been brought in contact with Charley in the Notary's house since the day of the operation, nothing had passed between them save the necessary commonplaces of a sick-room, given a little extra colour, perhaps, by the sense of responsibility which fell upon them both, and by that importance which hidden sentiment gives to every motion. The twins had been troublesome and ill, and Madame Dauphin had begged Rosalie to come in for a... Long Stories - Post by : heavyduty - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gilbert Parker - Read : 1178

The Right Of Way - Chapter 35. The Coming Of Maximilian Cour And Another The Right Of Way - Chapter 35. The Coming Of Maximilian Cour And Another

The Right Of Way - Chapter 35. The Coming Of Maximilian Cour And Another
CHAPTER XXXV. THE COMING OF MAXIMILIAN COUR AND ANOTHER"It is good to live, isn't it?" In the autumn weather when the air drank like wine, it seemed so indeed, even to Charley, who worked all day in his shop, his door wide open to the sunlight, and sat up half the night with Narcisse Dauphin, sometimes even taking a turn at the cradle of the twins, while madame sat beside her husband's bed. To Charley the answer to Rosalie's question lay in the fact that his eyes had never been so keen, his face so alive, or his step so buoyant... Long Stories - Post by : Mark624 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Gilbert Parker - Read : 2983