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The Princess of the Moor

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    E Marlitt
Excerpt from book: Not until then did I begin to feel shy, and to experience that childish terror which the sight of a strange face always brings over me. I drew back and caught hold of Heinz's coat, which at least afforded me some sense of security and protection. Three gentlemen were standing on the top of the hill, in a state of breathless expectation, while several workmen were employed digging and shovelling away. At the uproar Spitz made, the strangers turned round and looked at us for a moment: the youngest of the party lifted his stick, and shook it at the animal, on his attempting to advance nearer. Then, coldly surveying Heinz and me for a moment, he turned his back on us. They were digging near the old pine: the broom which grew round it was torn up, and lay scattered here and there, while the gap which they had left, exposed to view, the great thick roots of my poor fir tree, amid a mingled mass of yellow loam and sand: their white Tht Princess of the Moor. I. 2 flesh was visible: the axe had hewed into them remorselessly. "They have come upon the stone," said one of the gentlemen, as the men's axes sounded against something sharply: and when the last shovelful of earth was finally cleared away, an enormous unhewn block of stone was disclosed to view. The gentlemen moved to one side while the workmen prepared to roll away the stone, but Heinz moved eagerly forward, evidently dissatisfied with the manner of carrying on the work. With one foot in advance, he began swaying his great hand to and fro, keeping time with the workers, and his pipe, the while, had no holiday of it. Very soon, indeed, I could only distinguish the strangers through a blue cloud: if only Use had been there to witness the effect!—the young gentleman, behind whom Heinz was standing, looked round as if h...  
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