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Their Mariposa Legend; a romance of Santa Catalina by Charlotte Bronte Herr
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Their Mariposa Legend

A Romance of Santa Catalina

By Charlotte Herr

To Little Bruce Parker
Who Loved Stories

Part I

Sir Francis Starts It

It began to happen a long time ago, centuries ago, when, in a fragrant
rush of rain, spring came one day to Punagwandah, fairest of the Channel
Islands. Beneath the golden mists of sunrise danced a radiant sea. On
steeply sloping hillsides where thickets of wild lilac bloomed, the lark
shook from his tiny throat a tumult of glad music. In shadowed niches of
the canyons lilies waited to fill with light their gleaming ivory cups.