The Flight of the Shadow

The Flight of the Shadow
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George MacDonald. The Flight of the Shadow

CHAPTER I. MRS. DAY BEGINS THE STORY

CHAPTER II. MISS MARTHA MOON

CHAPTER III. MY UNCLE

CHAPTER IV. MY UNCLE’S ROOM, AND MY UNCLE IN IT

CHAPTER V. MY FIRST SECRET

CHAPTER VI. I LOSE MYSELF

CHAPTER VII. THE MIRROR

CHAPTER VIII. THANATOS AND ZOE

CHAPTER IX. THE GARDEN

CHAPTER X. ONCE MORE A SECRET

CHAPTER XI. THE MOLE BURROWS

CHAPTER XII. A LETTER

CHAPTER XIII. OLD LOVE AND NEW

CHAPTER XIV. MOTHER AND UNCLE

CHAPTER XV. THE TIME BETWEEN

CHAPTER XVI. FAULT AND NO FAULT

CHAPTER XVII. THE SUMMONS

CHAPTER XVIII. JOHN SEES SOMETHING

CHAPTER XIX. JOHN IS TAKEN ILL

CHAPTER XX. A STRANGE VISIT

CHAPTER XXI. A FOILED ATTEMPT

CHAPTER XXII. JOHN RECALLS AND REMEMBERS

CHAPTER XXIII. LETTER AND ANSWER

CHAPTER XXIV. HAND TO HAND

CHAPTER XXV. A VERY STRANGE THING

CHAPTER XXVI. THE EVIL DRAWS NIGHER

CHAPTER XXVII. AN ENCOUNTER

CHAPTER XXVIII. ANOTHER VISION

CHAPTER XXIX. MOTHER AND SON

CHAPTER XXX. ONCE MORE, AND YET AGAIN

CHAPTER XXXI. MY UNCLE COMES HOME

CHAPTER XXXII. TWICE TWO IS ONE

CHAPTER XXXIII. HALF ONE IS ONE

CHAPTER XXXIV. THE STORY OF MY TWIN UNCLES

CHAPTER XXXV. UNCLE EDMUND’S APPENDIX

CHAPTER XXXVI. THE END OF THE FIRST VOLUME

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Let me look back and see what first things I first remember!

All about my uncle first; but I keep him to the last. Next, all about Rover, the dog—though for roving, I hardly remember him away from my side! Alas, he did not live to come into the story, but I must mention him here, for I shall not write another book, and, in the briefest summary of my childhood, to make no allusion to him would be disloyalty. I almost believe that at one period, had I been set to say who I was, I should have included Rover as an essential part of myself. His tail was my tail; his legs were my legs; his tongue was my tongue!—so much more did I, as we gambolled together, seem conscious of his joy than of my own! Surely, among other and greater mercies, I shall find him again! The next person I see busy about the place, now here now there in the house, and seldom outside it, is Miss Martha Moon. The house is large, built at a time when the family was one of consequence, and there was always much to be done in it. The largest room in it is now called the kitchen, but was doubtless called the hall when first it was built. This was Miss Martha Moon’s headquarters.

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“No doubt the world would come to an end, but it would go out singing, not crying. I don’t see that would matter. There would be enough to make each other happy in heaven, and the Lord could make more as they were wanted.”

“Uncle says it takes God a long time to make a man!” I ventured to remark.

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