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Old Desires (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from Old Desires Spring again clothed the upper reaches of the Yarra with wattle-blossom, and even where that muddy and unpretentious river approached the city of Melbourne, a golden glory of bloom still marked its course and glowed, triumphant in unexpected bursts of colour, among the rock gardens of the avenue that flanked the waterside. To Mary Shannon's mind the wattle-blossom seemed fitly termed golden, especially the Cootamundra variety at which she was then gazing. Even under dull skies it gleamed like imprisoned sunshine, while now, in the full glare of a Spring morning, its brightness was almost hurtful in intensity. With a sudden stirring of memory and affection in her heart, Mary leaned forward to take a second look at the yellow bloom. It symbolised home; but it conjured as well visions of past Springs when the girl had seen the golden sprays under different conditions on the sunny slopes of the Riviera, in a Nice flower-woman's basket or perhaps in some fragrant florist's shop in London. On those occasions she had experienced faint twinges of jealousy, for it seemed unnatural that the flower of her birthplace should flourish equally luxuriantly elsewhere and be known by the more romantic and botanically correct name of Mimosa. Mary spoke of it to her companion as the car sped past the thickly grown plantation in the Avenue, and turned towards the city which lay upon the right. "I certainly didn't feel jealous," returned Miss Pinkney, placidly, "only homesick." About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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