Excerpt from Romance Ather region conditioned by im pressions given and taken ages before we were born? Is it the search of eagle-boy for the Girl of the Grey Palfrey, or the Voyage of the Crop-cared Dog to the Island of Light? Is it the escape by night from the tyranny of the day, or the magic aspect of things shining through the earthly rust, or a part of the de sire to break up the commonplace effect of phemena and get at the real reality? Is it an artificial survival of an age of chivalry - a Don Quixote among the democracy? Is itthe symbolic history of a past, so remote that it has become grotesque as Pantagruel's Dip sodie? Is it the literature of illusion? These are questions that start up inevitably on the road, and trouble the inquirer like the array of heads posted on the ramparts of the Turning Castle. He will be bound in look ing for their answer to draw both on his actual (experience, such as the ordinary man may xhave to-day, and on the rich mediaeval de tritus that has been left to us. In one or the other he may surprise the clue that may help, if t to settle the questions for good, to leave them at a more oncoming stage. But he ought to remember as he goes on what an earlier traveller on the same journey said of the road from Ploermel to Concoret - tou' jours des chemins creux - cross-roads, mountainsides, woods and wild commons without end. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.