The Waif Woman

By Robert Louis

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...Transcribed from the 1916 Chatto & Windus edition by David Price, email
ccx074@pglaf.org





THE WAIF WOMAN


BY
ROBERT LOUIS...

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...day was not yet red before she was on the beach,
had a boat launched, and...

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...in my
chest at home. It is a good enough cloak, and I am in...

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...thought, and she smiled again.

"I will live with you gladly," says she, "for your house...

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...like one that had sat with kings in their high buildings. It
seemed she was...

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...night.

Aud was sick with envy. Sleep fled her; her husband slept, but she sat
upright...

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...the bed-place, which was not her way, for by custom she
was early astir. At...

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...Asdis, for her slim body and clean mind. Only the
things of my bed, you...

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...are made up to burn the plenishing, you must burn your wife along
with it."

"I trust...

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...that is
ended, we can consult upon the rest."

So Finnward was but too well pleased to...

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...that the dead wife laid out.

This was the first walking of Thorgunna, and it is...

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...the hands of ye! If I have not
wit enough, I can rid you of...

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...she, "they have been
washed."

Finnward lay down again in the bed between Thorgunna's sheets, and
groaned; never...

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...rolling seas. But the lad Eyolf was a lad of promise,
and the lads that...

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... "What can you know?" she cried. "How can you
understand, that are a baby,...

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...which; and she thought Alf was perhaps the best, or
Hall the Fair, but was not...

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...robed as she was. The words of greeting were yet
between her lips, when the...