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The Little Minister

By Barrie, James Matthew

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Title: The Little Minister  
Author: Barrie, James Matthew
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Language: English
Subject: Literature & thought, Literature and history, Literature & philosophy
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Excerpt
THE LOVE-LIGHT. Long ago, in the days when our caged blackbirds never saw a king?s soldier without whistling impudently, ?Come over the water to Charlie,? a minister of Thrums was to be married, but something happened, and he remained a bachelor. Then, when he was old, he passed in our square the lady who was to have been his wife, and her hair was white, but she, too, was still unmarried. The meeting had only one witness, a weaver, and he said solemnly afterwards, ?They didna speak, but they just gave one another a look, and I saw the love-light in their een.? No more is remembered of these two, no being now living ever saw them, but the poetry that was in the soul of a battered weaver makes them human to us for ever.

Table of Contents
CONTENTS. CHAPTER I. The Love-Light II. Runs Alongside the Making of a Minister III. The Night-Watchers IV. First Coming of the Egyptian Woman V. A Warlike Chapter, Culminating in the Flouting of the Minister by the Woman VI. In which the Soldiers Meet the Amazons of Thrums VII. Has the Folly of Looking into a Woman's Eyes by Way of Text VIII. 3 A.M.--Monstrous Audacity of the Woman IX. The Woman Considered in Absence--Adventures of a Military Cloak X. First Sermon against Women XI. Tells in a Whisper of Man's Fall during the Curling Season XII. Tragedy of a Mud House XIII. Second Coming of the Egyptian Woman XIV. The Minister Dances to the Woman's Piping XV. The Minister Bewitched--Second Sermon against Women XVI. Continued Misbehavior of the Egyptian Woman XVII. Intrusion of Haggart into these Pages against the Author's Wish XVIII. Caddam--Love Leading to a Rupture XIX. Circumstances Leading to the First Sermon in Approval of Women XX. End of the State of Indecision XXI. Night--Margaret--Flashing of a Lantern XXII. Lovers XXIII. Contains a Birth, Which is Sufficient for One Chapter XXIV. The New World, and the Women who may not Dwell therein XXV. Beginning of the Twenty-four Hours XXVI. Scene at the Spittal XXVII. First Journey of the Dominie to Thrums during the Twenty-four Hours XXVIII. The Hill before Darkness Fell--Scene of the Impending Catastrophe XXIX. Story of the Egyptian XXX. The Meeting for Rain XXXI. Various Bodies Converging on the Hill XXXII. Leading Swiftly to the Appalling Marriage

 
 



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