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Mon Apr 03 02:03:00 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg EBook of Wild Oranges, by Joseph Hergesheimer This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: Wild Oranges Author: Joseph Hergesheimer Release Date: November 13, 2009 [EBook #30466] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK WILD ORANGES *** Produced by Roger Frank and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http:--www.pgdp.net WILD ORANGES WILD ORANGES BY JOSEPH HERGESHEIMER ILLUSTRATED WITH SCENES FROM KING VIDOR’S PHOTOPLAY A GOLDWYN PICTURE GROSSET & DUNLAP PUBLISHERS--NEW YORK Made in the United States of America COPYRIGHT, 1918, BY ALFRED A.
KNOPF, Inc. Published, April, 1918, in a volume now out of print, entitled -Gold and Iron,- and then reprinted twice. First published separately, March, 1922 Mon Apr 03 02:03:00 2017 2 TO GEORGE HORACE LORIMER WILD ORANGES I The ketch drifted into the serene inclosure of the bay as silently as the reflections moving over the mirrorlike surface of the water. Beyond a low arm of land that hid the sea the western sky was a single, clear yellow; farther on the left the pale, incalculably old limbs of cypress, their roots bare, were hung with gathering shadows as delicate as their own faint foliage.
The stillness was emphasized by the ceaseless murmur of the waves breaking on the far, seaward bars. John Woolfolk brought the ketch up where he intended to anchor and called to the stooping white-clad figure in the bow: -Let go!- There was an answering splash, a sudden rasp of hawser, the booms swung idle, and the yacht imperceptibly settled into her berth.
The wheel turned impotently; and, absent-minded, John Woolfolk locked it.
He dropped his long form on a carpet-covered folding chair near by.
He was tired....





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