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Robert Smythe Hichens

The Near East

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Miramar faded across the pale waters of the Adriatic, which lay like a dream at the foot of the hills where Triest seemed sleeping, all its activities stilled at the summons of peace.

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The Green Carnation

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The Green Carnation is written by Robert Smythe Hichens. The choir were quite fascinated by him. Most of them had never seen a lord before, and his curious fair beauty vaguely appealed to their boyish hearts. Then the green carnation that he wore in his evening coat created a great amazement in their minds. They stared upon it with round eyes, scarcely certain that it could be a flower at all.

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Bye-Ways

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Bye-Ways is written by Robert Smythe Hichens. "The canvas flap fell down again over the doorway, Desmond, and it seemed that just then the breeze died away, expiring in that angry gust. I could not see anything but the interior of the tent, and only that very dimly. But this man outside. I wanted to see him."

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December Love

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December Love is written by Robert Smythe Hichens. Alick Craven, who was something in the Foreign Office, had been living in London, except for an interval of military service during the war, for several years, and had plenty of interesting friends and acquaintances, when one autumn day, in a club, Frances Braybrooke, who knew everybody, sat down beside him and began, as his way was, talking of people.

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Flames

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Flames is written by Robert Smythe Hichens. The trumpets of vice rang in his ears in vain, mingled with the more classical music of his life as the retreat from the barracks of Seville mingled with the click of Carmen's castanets. But he heeded them not. If he listened to them sometimes.

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Bella Donna

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Bella Donna is written by Robert Smythe Hichens. Doctor Meyer Isaacson had got on as only a modern Jew whose home is London can get on, with a rapidity that was alarming. He seemed to have arrived as a bullet arrives in a body. He was not in the heart of success, and lo! he was in the heart of success. And no one had marked his journey.

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The Prophet of Berkeley Square

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The Prophet of Berkeley Square is written by Robert Smythe Hichens. The Prophet bowed, thinking of the blessings of knowledge. In a moment he stood before the library and glanced at its dirty window. He saw several letters lying against the glass. One was addressed to "Miss Minerva Partridge." He stepped in, wondering what she was like.

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Barbary Sheep

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Barbary Sheep is written by Robert Smythe Hichens. Mr. Hichens again displays his indescribable power in setting forth the mystery, the fascination, the strange atmosphere of the desert. Blended with this wonderful setting are the lives of a young English lord and his wife, and a handsome Arab army officer who plies his crafty arts upon the heroine while her husband is absent hunting.

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The Garden of Allah

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The Garden of Allah is written by Robert Smythe Hichens. An unconventional English woman and an inscrutable stranger meet and love in an oasis of the Sahara. This novel is an intense, glowing epic of the great desert, sunlit barbaric, with its marvelous atmosphere of vastness and loneliness.

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The Call of the Blood

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The Call of the Blood is written by Robert Smythe Hichens. Newly married Maurice Delarey has an affair with a peasant girl when his bride Hermione interrupts their honeymoon to visit a dying friend.

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