When God Laughs: And Other Stories

When God Laughs: And Other Stories

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When God Laughs: And Other Stories

When God Laughs: And Other Stories

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(WITH COMPLIMENTS TO HARRY COWELL)

"The gods, the gods are stronger; time
Falls down before them, all men's knees
Bow, all men' prayers and sorrows climb
Like incense toward them; yea, for these
Are gods, Felise."

CARQUINEZ had relaxed finally. He stole a glance at the rattling windows, looked upward at the beamed roof, and listened for a moment to the savage roar of the southeaster as it caught the bungalow in its bellowing jaws. Then he held his glass between him and the fire and laughed for joy through the golden wine.

"It is beautiful," he said. "It is sweetly sweet. It is a woman's wine, and it was made for gray-robed saints to drink."

"We grow it on our own warm hills," 1I said, with pardonable California pride. "You rode . . .

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