Above The Harvest Moon by Rita Bradshaw

By Rita Bradshaw

It's 1926 and the melancholy is claiming its sufferers each day. Hannah and her mom Miriam, who've lived with Hannah's uncle and aunt on the grounds that her father died, have by no means particularly been shut. As Hannah develops right into a attractive woman, so Miriam's jealousy and resentment of her grows. at the least Hannah can break out to spend time at her buddy Naomi's, whose variety mom supplies Hannah the love she so lacks at domestic. And Hannah isn't really detached to Naomi's good-looking, fascinating brother Joe. but if she is compelled to escape her condominium and the undesirable recognition of her uncle, it's the grave, taciturn Jake, Naomi's different brother, who shines via as Hannah's protector...

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I replied that I heard and obeyed, being unable to oppose his command, so he gave me the gifts and the missive with money to pay my way and I kissed hands and left the presence. Then I dropped down from Baghdad to the Gulf, and with other merchants embarked, and our ship sailed before a fair wind many days and nights till, by Allah's aid, we reached the island of Sarandib. As soon as we had made fast we landed and I took the present and the letter; and, going in with them to the King, kissed ground before him.

When I saw that he had lost his senses for drunkenness, I put my hand to his legs and, loosing them from my neck, stooped down well-nigh to the ground and threw him at full length,--And Shahrazad perceived the dawn of day and ceased to say her permitted say. When it was the Five Hundred and Fifty-eighth Night, She said, It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that Sindbad the Seaman continued:--So I threw the devil off my shoulders, hardly crediting my deliverance from him and fearing lest he should shake off his drunkenness and do me a mischief.

So I rose up and gathered together great store of pieces of wood from the trees (which were all of the finest sanders-wood, whose like is not albe I knew it not), and made shift to twist creepers and tree-twigs into a kind of rope, with which I bound the billets together and so contrived a raft. Then saying, "An I be saved, 'tis of God's grace," I embarked thereon and committed myself to the current, and it bore me on for the first day and the second and the third after leaving the island; whilst I lay in the raft, eating not and drinking, when I was athirst, of the water of the river, till I was weak and giddy as a chicken, for stress of fatigue and famine and fear.

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