Love Is of the Valley

Love Is of the Valley
Love Is of the Valley
Excerpt from Love Is of the Valley: An Old-Fashioned StoryIt was quite a common story, such as one could read in the newspapers almost any day. Much of the suffering of the world, some of it irretrievable, arises out of common occurrences. There are certain qualities in the human race which, fine in themselves, need control and discipline, or they head for disaster. They provide a keen, sometimes an irresistible, temptation to the unscrupulous to trade on them.Take, for instance, an inordinate ambition, a keen selfishness on the one hand, and a careless drifting, a beautiful but quite unpractical trust which almost amounts to shirking of responsibility on the other, and you are provided with the elements of a world tragedy.These elements do not fuse, but they can be played off against one another, and they often are, by the unscrupulous.The young make light of these great factors in human life; the old, standing by, watch the gradual unfolding of the film, often with dismay. Counsel or reproof do not avail, or but seldom, the human soul has to work out its own destiny, often in a great silence.Beatrice Heron was not thinking of any such vital issues as she busied over a homely task in the attic room of one of those little old-fashioned, delectable houses which, though they may be overridden by the new kind, replete with every convenience, will never be ousted from the affections of those who are so fortunate as to possess and appreciate them.This little house, appropriately called "The Outlook," because it was perched on rising ground at a queer angle, and from its front windows commanded a magnificent prospect of sea and sky.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.