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Mon Apr 03 00:35:46 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Dark Flower, by John Galsworthy This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at Title: The Dark Flower Author: John Galsworthy Release Date: June 14, 2006 [EBook #2192] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE DARK FLOWER *** Produced by Donald Lainson; David Widger THE DARK FLOWER by John Galsworthy -Take the flower from my breast, Take the flower too from out my And then go hence, for see, the The stars rejoice to watch thee I pray thee, tresses; night is fair, on thy way.- --From -The Bard of the Dimbovitza.- THE DARK FLOWER PART I--SPRING I He walked along Holywell that afternoon of early June with his short gown drooping down his arms, and no cap on his thick dark hair.
A youth of middle height, and built as if he had come of two very different strains, one sturdy, the other wiry and light.
His face, too, was a curious blend, for, though it was strongly formed, its expression was rather soft and moody.
His eyes--dark grey, with a good deal of light in them, and very black lashes--had a way of looking beyond what they saw, so that he did not seem always to be quite present; but his smile was exceedingly swift, uncovering teeth as white as a negro’s, and giving his face a peculiar eagerness.
People stared at him a little as he passed--since in eighteen hundred and eighty he was before his time in Mon Apr 03 00:35:46 2017 2 not wearing a cap.
Women especially were interested; they perceived that he took no notice of them, seeming rather to be looking into distance, and making combinations in his soul. Did he know of what he was thinking--did he ever know quite definitely at that time of his life, when things, especially those beyond the ...


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