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Ziska : The Problem of a Wicked Soul

By Corelli, Marie

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Title: Ziska : The Problem of a Wicked Soul  
Author: Corelli, Marie
Language: English
Subject: Literature & thought, Literature and history, Literature & philosophy
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Prologue: Dark against the sky towered the Great Pyramid, and over its apex hung the moon. Like a wreck cast ashore by some titanic storm, the Sphinx, reposing amid the undulating waves of grayish sand surrounding it, seemed for once to drowse. Its solemn visage that had impassively watched ages come and go, empires rise and fall, and generations of men live and die, appeared for the moment to have lost its usual expression of speculative wisdom and intense disdain?its cold eyes seemed to droop, its stern mouth almost smiled. The air was calm and sultry; and not a human foot disturbed the silence. But towards midnight a Voice suddenly arose as it were like a wind in the desert, crying aloud: ?Araxes! Araxes!? and wailing past, sank with a profound echo into the deep recesses of the vast Egyptian tomb. Moonlight and the Hour wove their own mystery; the mystery of a Shadow and a Shape that flitted out like a thin vapor from the very portals of Death?s ancient temple, and drifting forward a few paces resolved


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