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To Have and To Hold

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To Have and To Hold by Mary Johnston
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1900. Johnston, an American novelist, wrote books that combine romance with history. She is chiefly remembered for "To Have and to Hold", a story of colonial Virginia, and its successor, Audrey. The book begins: The work of the day being over, I sat down upon my doorstep, pipe in hand, to rest awhile in the cool of the evening. Death is not more still than is this Virginian land in the hour when the sun has sunk away, and it is black beneath the trees, and the stars brighten slowly and softly, one by one. The birds that sing all day have hushed, and the horned owls, the monster frogs, and that strange ominous fowl (if fowl it be, and not, as some assert, a spirit damned) which we English call the whippoorwill, are yet silent. Later the wolf will howl and the panther scream, but now there is no sound. The winds are laid, and the restless leaves droop and are quiet. The low lap of the water among the reeds is like the breathing of one who sleeps in his watch beside the dead. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
Release date NZ
April 1st, 2005
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Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Kessinger Publishing Co
Pages
432
Dimensions
152x229x24
ISBN-13
9781417906659
Product ID
2253762

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