An Oxford undergraduate encounters an elusive spirit within the library of his ancestral mansion
Title: Lilith
Author: MacDonald, George
Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co
Publication Date: 1981/08/01
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Binding kind: PAPERBACK
Library of Congress: BL 99919956

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From the wooded area. ” “What have you ever performed with my outfits — and my jewels? ” “You had none whilst i discovered you. ” “Then why did you no longer depart me? ” “Because I was hoping you weren't useless. ” “Why if you have cared? ” “Because i used to be very lonely, and sought after you to reside. ” “You might have stored me enchanted for my good looks! ” she stated, with proud scorn. Her phrases and her glance roused my indignation. “There was once no good looks left in you,” I acknowledged. “Why, then, back, did you now not permit me by myself? ” “Because you have been of my very own variety. ” “Of YOUR type? ” she cried, in a tone of utter contempt. “I proposal so, yet locate i used to be flawed! ” “Doubtless you pitied me! ” “Never had lady extra declare on pity, or much less on the other feeling! ” With an expression of ache, mortification, and anger unutterable, she grew to become from me and stood silent. Starless evening lay profound within the gulfs of her eyes: hate of him who introduced it again had slain their splendour. the sunshine of lifestyles was once long past from them. “Had you did not rouse me, what might you have got performed? ” she requested without warning with no relocating. “I could have buried it. ” “It! What? — you'll have buried THIS? ” she exclaimed, flashing around upon me in a white fury, her palms thrown out, and her eyes darting forks of chilly lightning. “Nay; that I observed now not! That, weary weeks of staring at and tending have introduced again to you,” I responded — for with this type of girl i have to be simple! “Had I visible the smallest signal of deterioration, i'd instantaneously have buried you. ” “Dog of a idiot! ” she cried, “I was once yet in a trance — Samoil! what a destiny! — move and fetch the she-savage from whom you borrowed this hideous hide. ” “I made it for you. it truly is hideous, yet I did my top. ” She drew herself as much as her tall top. “How lengthy have I been insensible? ” she demanded. “A lady couldn't have made that gown in an afternoon! ” “Not in twenty days,” I rejoined, “hardly in thirty! ” “Ha! How lengthy do you fake i've got lain subconscious? — resolution me without delay. ” “I can't inform how lengthy you had lain while i discovered you, yet there has been not anything left of you keep pores and skin and bone: that's greater than 3 months in the past. — Your hair was once appealing, not anything else! i've got performed for it what i may. ” “My bad hair! ” she stated, and taken an outstanding armful of it around from at the back of her; ” — will probably be greater than a three-months’ care to convey YOU to lifestyles back! — i assume i have to thanks, even supposing i can't say i'm thankful! ” “There isn't any want, madam: i'd have performed a similar for any girl — definite, or for any guy both! ” “How is it my hair isn't tangled? ” she acknowledged, fondling it. “It constantly drifted within the present. ” “How? — What do you suggest? ” “I couldn't have introduced you to lifestyles yet by means of bathing you within the scorching river each morning. ” She gave a shudder of disgust, and stood for it slow together with her gaze mounted at the hurrying water. Then she became to me: “We needs to comprehend one another! ” she stated. ” — you have got performed me the 2 worst of wrongs — pressured me to dwell, and positioned me to disgrace: neither of them am i able to pardon! ” She raised her left hand, and flung it out as though repelling me.

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