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The Nurnberg Stove

By Ouida

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Book Id: WPLBN0000580956
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Reproduction Date: 2007

Title: The Nurnberg Stove  
Author: Ouida
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Children's literature, Children's fiction
Collections: Children's Literature Collection
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Publisher: World Public Library Association


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Excerpt: AUGUST lived in a little town called Hall. Hall is a favorite name for several towns in Austria and in Germany, but this one especial little Hall, in the Upper Innthal, is one of the most charming Old World places that I know, and August for his part did not know any other. It has the green meadows and the great mountains all about it, and the gray green glacier fed water rushes by it. It has paved streets and enchanting little shops that have all latticed panes and iron gratings to them; it has a very grand old Gothic church, that has the noblest blending of light and shadow, and marble tombs of dead knights, and a look of infinite strength and repose as a church should have. Then there is the Muntze Tower, black and white, rising out of greenery and looking down on a long wooden bridge and the broad rapid river; and there is an old schloss which has been made into a guardhouse, with battlements and frescos and heraldic devices in gold and colors, and a man at arms carved in stone standing life size in his niche and, bearing his date 1580. A little farther on, but close at hand, is a cloister with beautiful marble columns and tombs, and a colossal wood carved Calvary, and beside that a small and very rich chapel: indeed, so full is the little town of the undisturbed past, that to walk in it is like opening a missal of the Middle Ages, all emblazoned and illuminated with saints and warriors, and it is so clean, and so still, and so noble, by reason of its monuments and its historic color, that I marvel much no one has ever cared to sing its praises. The old pious heroic life of an age at once more restful and more brave than ours still leaves its spirit there, and then there is the girdle of the mountains all around, and that alone means strength, peace, majesty.

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Table of Contents: The Nurnberg Stove, 1 -- Ouida, 1 -- I, 1 -- II, 2 -- III, 4 -- IV, 6 -- V, 10 -- VI, 13 -- VII, 15 -- VIII, 16 -- IX, 18 -- X, 22 -- XI, 25


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