Excerpt from The Overland Monthly, Vol. 11: Devoted to the Development of the Country; July, 1873 Calla sits bolt upright, under such an instinct as takes kwledge that some thing strange has happened, or that some one strange has come into the room, and, Opening languidly her beautiful brown eyes, takes in at a glance the outlines of the apartment, which, steeped w in broadest moonbeams, show themselves so wreathed with owers that the very walls seem to swing and sway in ower fringes. 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.