By Patrick Leigh Fermor
On the age of eighteen, Patrick Leigh Fermor trigger from the center of London on an epic journey—to stroll to Constantinople. A Time of Gifts is the wealthy account of his adventures so far as Hungary, and then Between the Woods and the Water keeps the tale to the Iron Gates that divide the Carpathian and Balkan mountains. Acclaimed for its sweep and intelligence, Leigh Fermor’s ebook explores a striking second in time. Hitler has simply come to energy yet battle continues to be forward, as he walks via a Europe quickly to be eternally changed—through the Lowlands to Mitteleuropa, to Teutonic and Slav heartlands, in the course of the baroque continues to be of the Holy Roman Empire; up the Rhine, and all the way down to the Danube.
instantly a memoir of coming-of-age, an account of a trip, and a stunning exposition of the English language, A Time of Gifts is usually a portrait of a continent already displaying ominous indicators of the holocaust to come back.
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Telepathically, they let me know they were pleased with my decision but worried, knowing I’d chosen the much more arduous of the two roads. They wanted me to rest a while before returning to my body at the river. To be still. To breathe. Just a little while longer. Rest. Just rest. Then it was time. Blair gave the nod that I was ready to go. The circle of friends dropped hands, raised them, palms open, and let me go as though freeing a bird. indd 39 1/15/13 2:10 PM Beyond the Bear looking down into the bottom of a well at an undulating image reflected in the water—my own body, curled up in the fetal position on the forest floor.
Blair gave the nod that I was ready to go. The circle of friends dropped hands, raised them, palms open, and let me go as though freeing a bird. indd 39 1/15/13 2:10 PM Beyond the Bear looking down into the bottom of a well at an undulating image reflected in the water—my own body, curled up in the fetal position on the forest floor. Slowly I descended into it. Darkness replaced blue light. I could hear leaves fluttering around me in a gentle breeze and the river ambling by on its way to rendezvous with the sea.
And what about Amber? What’s she going to think of you now that you’ve gotten yourself mauled by a bear? Lying on my back, wet and sticky and too weak to move, my thoughts continued to spiral until I just wanted to sleep. How long have I been lying here? A half hour? More? Does anyone even know I’m here? I started to shiver, just a little at first, and then violently. John, where are you? Please hurry. I’m cold. So cold. indd 40 1/15/13 2:10 PM Chapter 5 Hanging on in the Dark It would be years before I would piece together what happened in the minutes, hours, days, and weeks that followed my decision to fight for my life.
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