Don-A-Dreams

Don-A-Dreams  (1906) 
by Harvey J. O'Higgins

 

He did not know what the composition was, or who had written it; and he was not curious to know. It was magically hers; and it spoke to him of her in the rise and fall of a melody that hung and trembled and rose plaintively above the rocking chords of a flowing bass. ... and trembled in him till it seemed to him that his very soul thrilled and was shaken.

It faded away in a fluttering and soft appeal of single notes, and was lost in a polite applause that thanked her with admiring comment.

Miss Kimball had been watching the changes of his face. She asked, "Do you like Chopin?"

He looked up at the piano, transparently pale, his eyes burning; and he replied—without altogether understanding what she had asked—"I don't . . . know him."

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DON-A-DREAMS

DON-A-DREAMS

A STORY OF
LOVE AND YOUTH


HARVEY J. O'HIGGINS
AUTHOR OF "THE SMOKE-EATERS"


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LONDON: DUCKWORTH & CO.
HENRIETTA STREET, COVENT GARDEN
1906

All rights reserved

TO

"MISTRESS ANNE"

TO REMIND HER OF THE DAYS WHEN SHE, TOO, WAS GRAVE WITH YOUNG CARE AND WEIGHTED DOWN WITH THE PROBLEMS OF A WHOLE UNIVERSE; TO RECALL TO HER SOME OF THOSE TEAR-BRIGHT DREAMS OF THE FUTURE WHOSE REALIZATION IS ALREADY A POSSIBILITY ONLY OF THE PAST; TO BE TO HER A SOUVENIR AND FOND REMEMBRANCER OF HER OWN YOUTH.

H. J. O'H.

CONTENTS

  1. PARTPAGE
  2. I.
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    3
  3. II.
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    61
  4. III.
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    175
  5. IV.
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    305


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1929, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.