The Owl's Nest (Classic Reprint)

The Owl's Nest (Classic Reprint)
The Owl's Nest (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Owl's NestThe hawthorn and syringa bushes in the corners of the Gerold Manor courtyard were covered with blossoms; the water from the fountain, sparkling in the bright May sunlight, splashed in the stone basin, while the sparrows twittered upon the roofs of the stables and barns. It seemed as if on this day all bloomed, sparkled, and twittered more than ever in the Gerold court with a feeling of true home comfort, for the bushes, the fountain, the sparrows in their old nests, were going to remain; they would not be driven out, like the startled spiders and moths behind old cupboards and chests at the manor. Yes, it looked truly miserable there, almost as in time of war; the walls were so bare, and there was dire confusion upon the floor of the dining-room! There was nothing of all that frugal housewives had collected in the way of linen and of bedroom furniture, and their husbands collection of silver and household effects, as well as hunting paraphernalia, which was not put into that room in order to be exposed to the cold, scrutinizing gaze of strangers, and later on to be scattered in various directions, to wander through the world sundered from all familiar associations.How insolently the auctioneer's voice with its monotonous "No. 1 - No. 2 !" rang through the open windows of the room, a voice which seemed to be permeated with the thick dust of furniture and books. It was almost surprising that one of the one of the veterans did not rise from his sleep of centuries in the subterranean vault of the chapel near by, protesting against this voice with its "by rights" accent!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.