Smith, Martin Cruz December 6 (six) Simon & Schuster, New York, 2002, Quarter Cloth, , First Edition, First Printing, ISBN 0684872536 , Very Good /Very Good
339 pp. Quarter red cloth and blazing white boards are very clean with only a couple of bumps, rubs to the edges. One inch black remainder mark on bottom edge. Complete dj has one 1/8 inch tear and modest ruffling. Endpapers feature period photographs by Kineo Kuwabara. 'Of course Harry was skipping town. Any sane person would. People expected war back in June, and now they were in December, each day like a drop of water trying to fall.'
EVENEN IN THE VILLAGE
NOW the light o’ the west is a-turned’d to gloom,
An’ the men be at hwome vrom ground;
An’ the bells be a-zenden all down the Coombe
From tower their mwoansome sound.
An’ the wind is still,
An’ the house-dogs do bark,
An’ the rooks be a-vied to the elems high an’ dark,
An’ the water do roar at mill.
An’ the flickeren light drough the window-peäne
Vrome the candle’s dull fleäme do shoot,
An’ young Jemmy the smith is a-gone down leäne,
A-plaÿen his shrill-vaïced flute.
An’ the miller’s man
Do zit down at his ease
On the seat that is under the cluster o’ trees,
Wi’ his pipe an’ his cider can.