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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 Ruinous Face Author: Maurice Hewlett Release Date: June 21, 2007 [EBook #21885] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE RUINOUS FACE *** Produced by Jana Srna, Brian Janes and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at [Illustration: HELEN AND EUTYCHES] THE RUINOUS FACE BY MAURICE HEWLETT ILLUSTRATED HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS NEW YORK AND LONDON MCMIX Copyright, 1909, by HARPER & BROTHERS. _All rights reserved._ Published October, 1909. -Hence there is in Rhodes a sanctuary of Helen of the Tree.- --_Pausanias_, iii., 19, 9. ILLUSTRATIONS Mon Apr 03 02:04:53 2017 2 HELEN AND EUTYCHES _Frontispiece_ THE ABDUCTION OF HELEN From the painting by Rudolph von Deutsch. _Facing p. 8_ HELEN OF TROY From the painting by Sir Frederick Leighton. - _20_ PARIS AND HELEN From the painting by Jacques Louis David in the Louvre. - _30_ THE RUINOUS FACE When the siege of Troy had been ten years doing, and most of the chieftains were dead, both of those afield and those who held the walls; and some had departed in their ships, and all who remained were leaden-hearted; there was one who felt the rage of war insatiate in his bowels: Menelaus, yellow-haired King of the Argives.
He, indeed, rested not day or night, but knew the fever fretting at his members, and the burning in his heart.
And when he scanned the windy plain about the city, and the desolation of it; and when he saw the huts of the Achans, and the furrows where the chariots ploughed along the lines, and the charred places of camp-fires, smoke-blackened trees, and puddled wa...

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