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The Weavers: a tale of England and Egypt of fifty

Gilbert Parker

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Would I have had pity? Would I have had remorse? No, no, no! I was frightened when it was done, I was horrified, but I was not sorry; and I am not sorry. It was to be. It was the true end to his vileness. Ah!"

She shuddered, and buried her face in her hands for a moment, then went on: "I can never forgive myself for going to the Palace with him. I was mad for experience, for mystery; I wanted more than the ordinary share of knowledge. I wanted to probe things. Yet I meant no wrong. I thought then nothing of which I shall ever be ashamed. But I shall always be ashamed because I knew him, because he thought that I—oh, if I were a man, I should be glad that I had killed him, for the sake of all honest women!"

He remained silent. His look was not upon her, he seemed lost in a dream; but his face was fixed in trouble.

She misunderstood his silence. "You had the courage, the impulse to—to do it," she said keenly; "you have not the c. . . Read More

Community Reviews

The Weavers is your typical 1900s adventure story: protagonist leaves home for Egypt, experiences culture shock, spreads the word of Christianity, returns home. However, within the folds of the stereotype are some plot twists, though my favorite was that the main love interest was a woman in her 30s