All for Love by Dan Jacobson

By Dan Jacobson

She used to be a princess, daughter of probably the main hated king in Europe. He used to be only a lowly hussar. Their love affair in turn-of-the-century Vienna used to be to scandalize a continent. the tale of Princess Louise of Belgium and Géza Mattachich, stepson of a minor Croatian count number, begun without greater than an exchanged look in a park. but the princess and her soldier, divided by means of wealth and standing, pursued their devotion to each other via scandal, spoil, insanity and imprisonment. Dan Jacobson's exceptional imagining of this forgotten episode of the Hapsburg courtroom brings to existence one of many century's nice love tales.

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Christina lifted her long skirt and joined her brother as the wet sand oozed between their toes. "I found a star-shaped shell," Carl said. The pair walked on the beach, enjoying the sun and the sand. When they looked behind them, they realized they had been walking a long time. "Your face is red as a flame," Christina said. " They walked back to the house, and Mrs. " Here, use the juice from this aloe plant. " Carl and Christina squeezed the sticky juice on their skin. Gradually, the pain lessened.

The room where he worked had no windows and little heat. He kept his coat on as he worked. When he walked home that evening, the sky was completely dark. Nearing his house, he saw a lone oil lamp in the window. Smoke coming from the chimney cheered him. Inside, Page 5 he took off his wet boots and warmed his feet at the fireplace. How good it was to be home. As he began to feel warm, he looked up to see Christina, his older sister. Her golden hair fell to her shoulders, and her blue eyes met his.

Carl welcomed the mushy ground that kept his boots always muddy. He smiled as he saw the ice crack on the pond. The days became longer with more sunlight. With warmer weather coming, Carl thought of Walpurgis Night, the Swedish celebration that welcomed spring. At the end of April, he'd join others in his village to celebrate the event with a bonfire and a festival. He was looking forward to the event. One evening just before supper, Carl went into his room and sat down on his bed. He glanced at the empty bed Page 10 where Oscar slept before he left home.

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