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Three Short Works

By Flaubert, Gustave

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Title: Three Short Works  
Author: Flaubert, Gustave
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Blackmask Online Collection
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Excerpt: I pause an instant in my swift course over earth; throw myself down among cold tombs; and, while dark?plumaged birds rise suddenly in terror from my side, while the dead slumber peacefully, while cypress branches droop low o?er my head, while all around me weeps or lies in deep repose, my burning eyes rest on the great white clouds, gigantic winding?sheets, unrolling their slow length across the face of heaven. How many nights, and years, and ages have I journeyed thus! A witness of the universal birth and of a like decay; Innumerable are the generations I have garnered with my scythe. Like God, I am eternal! The nurse of Earth, I cradle it each night upon a bed both soft and warm. The same recurring feasts; the same unending toil! Each morning I depart, each evening I return, bearing within my mantle?s ample folds all that my scythe has gathered. And then I scatter them to the four winds of Heaven!

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: Three short works, 1 -- Gustave Flaubert, 1 -- THE DANCE OF DEATH, 1 -- THE LEGEND OF SAINT JULIAN THE HOSPITALLER, 7 -- Chapter I. THE CURSE, 7 -- Chapter II. THE CRIME, 13 -- Chapter III. THE REPARATION, 19 -- A SIMPLE SOUL, 23 -- Chapter I. FELICITE, 23 -- Chapter II. THE HEROINE, 24 -- Chapter III. DEATH, 28 -- Chapter IV. THE BIRD, 36 -- Chapter V. THE VISION, 41


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