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By Benjamin Constant

Adolphe is a privileged and sophisticated younger guy, bored by means of the stupidity he perceives on the earth round him. After a couple of meaningless conquests, he ultimately encounters Ellenore, a stunning and passionate older girl. Adolphe is enraptured and steadily wears down her resistance to his declarations of affection. yet as they embark on an excessive and tortured affair, Ellenore provides option to a flood of emotion that in basic terms serves to repel her more youthful lover - but he can't convey himself to go away her and his procrastination can purely convey tragedy. in part encouraged by way of Constant's personal stormy affair with Madame de Staël, Adolphe (1816) is a penetrating mental depiction of affection that plumbs the depths of the passions, explanations and inconsistencies of the human personality.

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I said, raising my hand as though to give him a cuff, with the result that the half-sovereign slipped out of it and fell into the gulf below. ’ 45 “I made no answer to these words of wisdom, but scrambled down the steep sides of the claim, followed by Harry, to hunt for my little all. Well, we hunted and we hunted, but the moonlight is an uncertain thing to look for half-sovereigns by, and there was some loose soil about, for the Kaffirs had knocked off working at this very spot a couple of hours before.

Mashune,’ I said at last, ‘where is Hans? ’ I answered. ’ “But though we talked thus, we neither of us liked to hint at what was in both our minds, namely, that misfortunate had overtaken the poor Hottentot. “ ‘Mashune,’ I said at last, ‘go down to the water and bring me of those green herbs that grow there. ’ “ ‘Nay, my father; surely the ghosts are there; they come out of the water at night, and sit upon the banks to dry themselves. ’ “Mashune was, I think, one of the bravest men I ever knew in the daytime, but he had a more than civilized dread of the supernatural.

I had lit nearly upon the back of the lioness, that had been sleeping on the slab where we always stood to dry ourselves after bathing. With a snarl and a growl, before I could do anything, before I could even cock my rifle, she had bounded right across the crystal pool, and vanished over the opposite bank. It was all done in an instant, as quick as thought. “She had been sleeping on the slab, and oh, horror! What was that sleeping beside her? It was the red remains of poor Jim-Jim, lying on a patch of blood-stained rock.

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