martie 01, 2012


The lower windows of the great white house, which stood high and square, opened to a wide flagged terrace, the parapet of which, an old balustrade of stone, was broken in the middle of its course by a flight of stone steps that descended to a wonderful garden. The terrace had the afternoon shade and fairly hung over the prospect that dropped away and circled it–the prospect, beyond the series of gardens, of scattered, splendid trees and green glades, an horizon mainly of woods.

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