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The Moon Endureth: Tales and Fancies

John Buchan

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. . .The second time—it was after he had been to Canada on the staff—she spoke of the irreconcilability of their political ideals. "You are an Imperialist," she said, "and believe in an empire of conquest for the benefit of the few. I want a little island with a rich life for all." Tommy declared that he would become a Doukhobor to please her, but she said something about the inability of Ethiopians to change their skin. The third time she hinted vaguely that there was "another." The star of Abinger Vennard was now blazing in the firmament, and she had conceived a platonic admiration for him. The truth is that Miss Claudia, with all her cleverness, was very young and—dare I say it?—rather silly.

Caerlaverock was stroking his beard, his legs astraddle on the hearthrug, with something appallingly viceregal in his air, when Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Cargill were announced. The Home Secretary was a joy to behold. He had the face of an elde. . . Read More

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Some stories are a 5, some are just a 3. All in all enjoyed it. Buchan was an amazing story-teller. Everything from pre-Homeric to modern politics.

A collection of short stories and poetry by John Buchan...more

First published in 1912, 'The Moon Endureth - Tales and Fancies' is a collection of ten short stories and ten poems, written during the years 1896-1912, and packaged under a title derived from an 18th Century work called 'Lives of the Saints'. The short stories are of generally high quality, with a