The Trial of Sören Qvist
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: Ohio University Press
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Praise, Title Page, Series Page, Copyright, Dedication
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The Trial of Sören Qvist is the second novel in Janet lewis’s some critics Sören Qvist is their favorite of lewis’s novels. Fred “Probably it is the most perfect of Janet lewis’ novels, and described by legal historian Phillips, is the “most striking case to accuse a local pastor of murder. a history of ill will is well ...
Foreword for the First Swallow Press Edition
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...sure that the story of Sören Jensen Qvist is, in its main facts correct version of the legend. however, i believe that there is not have happened as i tell it. he is one of a great company of ...
The Trial of Sören Qvist
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...the king’s bastard children, all Golden lions, the illegitimate new to him since he had first entered the outlying districts of “tonight i am out of funds. But it might not always be that way,” he hastened to add. “and i am as near starved as ever i was.”“But tonight,” said she, “i have guests—a wedding party—...
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...trating. the twilight faded so slowly that the lessening of the tween the fields and hedges and came at last to aalsö village. it was like the other villages of Jutland, diminished, closed, and dark, although so early in the night. it was inhabited, however, field and, feeling the landscape ever more familiar in its small ...
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...his place at the table to greet the pastor from aalsö. From the the street. this night their leaded panes shone like black water, lappets. a man in his late forties, his hair was more gray than “i thank you,” said the pastor, “but i am truly uneasy at they stepped together out of doors, still waiting for their horses ...
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...lank black hair was like that of niels. But, on the other hand, Perhaps this story of his was just a trick to get money, as the he drew a knife, she could seize the parson’s stool and strike cross the small intervening space to the living corpse and that might do. She felt also that she would be less frightened if she ...
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...work. “it serves as a sign either way, and the drinks are as good “aye, the drinks are good,” said niels. “trust me for one a cuff on the ear, if you don’t begin to move. he’s waiting for “he works me like a servant, just because i’m his brother,” settled himself in the saddle, by a laugh as light and sharp and ...
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...subject, taking his text from luke, and telling his parishioners, the revelation in the breaking of bread, and of the broiled fish sat staring at the sheet of paper. the sound of leaves stirring hoofbeats on the road. he heard the voices of his servants very and a little table. in one of these alcoves, before the new part ...
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...little infant into the hands which had helped deliver the Star, bewildered eyes, hugging her baby to her breast, feeling herself kind speeches, so much festivity. vibeke and the other servants said. “we might have ridden together. i was at vejlby to hear “Kindly suggested,” said the pastor, “but i have this mat-...
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...sonage, and in the corners of walls and by the edge of the pond rough leaves, and the children made baskets of the green burrs. was warm so that the cattle remained in the fields all night. it “this is the place for Kirsten tonight,” said vibeke, “not “a button for thinking,” said vibeke. “Go and dance with ...
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...across the brick floor, swaying slightly as if she were still half beggars or travelers—that, at certain seasons of the year when salt fish, and were sitting gossiping. very little work had been food chest, “here is niels Bruus who is going to work for us.”“have a care now,” said the stranger. “we are going to de-...
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...wouldn’t give me a crust of bread or a drink of cold water, not the parson’s opportunity to make a good servant of him. in the little a thing,” he had cried in the distress of his spirit, “did i it been hans, or lars, who had slighted his duty to flirt a little now, at the return of niels, he told himself, “i am given the ...
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...were, by the late northern spring, the early fall, was swift, and their beauty. the daily struggle of his spirit bred a daily exal-nary for its wetness and coldness; food, partaken of at his own board or in the field; the strength of his white mare that bore niels, and did not strike him, yet anger rose in his heart; and ...
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...was thirsty. She got up for a drink of water and heard the wind friends had come to her and said that Morten was telling it all talk is the wildest nonsense,” he said. “who in this parish “as you wish it, Pastor,” said tryg. the old man turned to are, Parson Sören,” he said. “Slander cannot touch you. and ...
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...was left in a turmoil. nevertheless, in spite of the excitement “this is as unpleasant a day’s work as ever i did,” said said lars. “niels to have been lying dead in the bushes those “you never heard that niels was lying dead in the bushes,” “but i think even Parson might tell a lie to save his neck from ...
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...ing of the parson’s case was held, the body disinterred in his as the King’s representative. in order to avoid the pile of un-the outstretched corpse before the feet of Parson Sören Qvist, “Poor fellow,” said Parson Korf. “it is hard to leave one’s last living kin. although there seems to have been but little gracious-...
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...ity of tryg’s loyalty, the world at large was sure to consider it together with his love, the reason for his unwillingness to see to his own conviction in the parson’s adherence to the truth. evidence, it still must be incomplete, for the parson’s state-eyes looked into his with trust, a child’s trust, and yet, because ...
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...rectness. he found it hard to tell his story. the very intentness clearly and firmly, he tightened his arm about his daughter’s “in God’s name,” said the jailer, “he looks so well that i jailer’s comment, the old parson answered tranquilly, “God is “it has all the look,” said Peder Korf, “of a manifestation ...
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...his father did about Peder’s unhoped-for return: the kindness just as it had been, and followed him still with her eyes when, seated in his father’s place at the table, he looked about the every field, and the story of his mother’s illness. She drew from parson’s white mare as his sister rode, Peder had learned from ...
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...lifted one hand a little from the wrist and said faintly: “anna. the parson’s and, feeling how wet and cold was the parson’s, very earnestly into tryg’s face, said, still in so faint a voice “are you ready? then so am i,” said the parson in a stronger voice. “Stay as you are, dear heart. this is a dreadful thing for ...
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...on the hard earth and was aware of the worn leather of the reins bit of clear blue shining against the dark edge of a cloud. She stood waiting, the reins in her hand, for the parson’s boy to take worn away, a sign of hospitality. a little beyond the door, the nothing of Sören Qvist’s confession. anna let vibeke tell the ...
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...though she listened carefully, she did not hear the final click set in a ring in the wall near by him. it was a tallow candle. it smoked, and smelled of grease. She saw her father’s eyes turn “well,” he said, “in God’s kindness i shall soon be free, “oh yes,” she said eagerly, “you will soon be free. are you ...
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...below from the pallor of the water reflected from the pallor of said, with a strong Swedish accent, “where the river goes into had been pushed free of the wharf. “are you not coming?” she “i go to raven’s hill in the morning. i will meet you. you are balanced unsteadiness, were new to her, and yet familiar, as if ...
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...sandy floor, and beyond it, against the wall, a stool, a chest, a floor. and as she sat there, looking about in the dim light for her shoes, she heard the first voice, far down toward the river, she had lain down exhausted. now she felt very calm and strong, preparations in her spirit. it could not take her unawares, like ...
Page Count: 234
Publication Year: 2013
Series Title: Cases of Circumstantial Evidence
Series Editor Byline: John Smith, Will Wordsworth