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Balcony Stories

By King, Grace Elizabeth

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Book Id: WPLBN0000630576
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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: Balcony Stories  
Author: King, Grace Elizabeth
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Blackmask Online Collection
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Publisher: Blackmask Online

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King, G. E. (n.d.). Balcony Stories. Retrieved from http://www.hawaiilibrary.net/


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Excerpt: THE BALCONY THERE is much of life passed on the balcony in a country where the summer unrolls in six moon?lengths, and where the nights have to come with a double endowment of vastness and splendor to compensate for the tedious, sun?parched days. And in that country the women love to sit and talk together of summer nights, on balconies, in their vague, loose, white garments, men are not balcony sitters, with their sleeping children within easy hearing, the stars breaking the cool darkness, or the moon making a show of light oh, such a discreet show of light! through the vines. And the children inside, waking to go from one sleep into another, hear the low, soft mother?voices on the balcony, talking about this person and that, old times, old friends, old experiences; and it seems to them, hovering a moment in wakefulness, that there is no end of the world or time, or of the mother?knowledge; but, illimitable as it is, the mother?voices and the mother?love and protection fill it all, with their mother?s hand in theirs, children are not afraid even of God, and they drift into slumber again, their little dreams taking all kinds of pretty reflections from the great unknown horizon outside, as their fragile soap?bubbles take on reflections from the sun and clouds.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: Balcony Stories, 1 -- Grace Elizabeth King, 1 -- THE BALCONY, 1 -- A DRAMA OF THREE, 2 -- LA GRANDE DEMOISELLE, 5 -- MIMI'S MARRIAGE, 8 -- THE MIRACLE CHAPEL, 11 -- THE STORY OF A DAY, 14 -- ANNE MARIE AND JEANNE MARIE, 18 -- A CRIPPLED HOPE, 21 -- ONE OF US, 25 -- THE LITTLE CONVENT GIRL, 28 -- GRANDMOTHER'S GRANDMOTHER, 32 -- THE OLD LADY'S RESTORATION, 33 -- A DELICATE AFFAIR, 37 -- PUPASSE, 46


 

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