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The Untilled Field
by George Moore
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1903. Irish novelist, playwright, poet and critic. The Untilled Field is a collection of short stories, which were strongly influenced by Turgenev and Dostoevsky. Contents: In the Clay; Some Parishioners; The Exile; Home Sickness; A Letter to Rome; Julia Cahill's Curse; A Play-house in the Waste; The Wedding Gown; The Clerk's Quest; Alms-Giving; So On He Fares; The Wild Goose; and The Way Back. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
He had been thirteen years in America, and when the train stopped at his station, he looked round to sec if there were any changes in it. It was just the same blue limestone station-house as it was thirteen years ago. The platform and the sheds were the same, and there were five miles of road from the station to Duncannon. The sea voyage had done him good, but five miles were too far for him to-day; the last time he had walked the road, he had walked it in an hour and a half, carrying a heavy bundle on a stick.
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