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Snörmakare Lekholm får en idé By Gustaf Hellström,

  • Title: Snörmakare Lekholm får en idé
  • Author: Gustaf Hellström
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 226
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  • Lacemaker Lekholm Has an Idea BOOK ONE They were approaching Sweden Karly one afternoon, under a low, chilly December sun, they had seen, a few miles away on the port quarter, the surf breaking house high against RockalPs desolate sugar loaf, white with gulls droppings At breakfast on Sunday morning the captain told them that they had passed through the Pentland Firth dLacemaker Lekholm Has an Idea BOOK ONE They were approaching Sweden Karly one afternoon, under a low, chilly December sun, they had seen, a few miles away on the port quarter, the surf breaking house high against RockalPs desolate sugar loaf, white with gulls droppings At breakfast on Sunday morning the captain told them that they had passed through the Pentland Firth during the night Dinner that evening had been a regular festivity j a dis play of drcs uits, deeolletages and jewels from New York and Seattle, Chicago and Worcester, Saint Paul and Minne apolis champagne and eloquent speeches in praise of the new country and the old, the captain and the ship 5 the band had played l u gamla, du fria and The Stan spangled Banner, and at dessert a secretary of the Legation in Tokio, on his way home on leave, had declaimed Heidcn fctams Sverige v and drawn tears from many a steely, shrewd emigrants eye Monday had been a breaking up day Everyone had packed And in a corner of the bar, or out on the promenade deck in the raw North Sea December drizzle, those com pelled to do so had broken the or less romantic bonds which people so inclined cannot avoid during ten or twelve days of la y luxury on that unsteady Cythera, an Atlantic liner Karly next morning they had headed in towards Gothen burg between bare, rain lashed rocks, grey and desolate in the faint, drizzly dawn And they had been met by hun dreds of expectant, shining umbrellas on the quay, while, on deck, the band clad in oilskins had played national aits 3 4 LACEMAKER LEKHOLM and eyes had grown wet and hearts had filled with emotion Sweden, Sweden, Sweden At last the Christmas boat, with her thousand passengers and, thanks to the prosperous times, her record mail, which was to spread joy and well being over a motherland still op pressed by economic troubles, was moored alongside the quay A few hours later Dr Charles Holmes, house surgeon at the American naval hospital at Annapolis, was walking up and down in his room at the hotel among unopened trunks and suitcases Outside the rain poured down from a low, leaden sky he could not see, but whose height and hue he could guess from the faint light in the room Across the narrow street on to which his window looked, a row of wet panes stared at him, with impenetrable darkness behind their dirty grey lace curtains Under one of them a dingy signboard creaked in the wind, and on it was printed in black letters Anna Bergquists Dining rooms Dr Holmes, alias Karl Lekholm, formerly medical stu dent at Lund, walked up and down his room deep in thought Now he had reached his goal Within twenty four hours he would stand before his aged father and say Here I am He had not seen him for nearly twenty years About ten oclock one January morning it had been a Wednesday, he remembered he had boarded a Wilson steamer to go out, via London, into the world and life Once, eight years ago, he had sent home to his father a money order for something over six thousand kroner That was the sum he owed him, But apart from that money order, dispatched under an as sumed name during a visit to New York, he had, all these years, never sent a word to his people at home to let them know how he was doing or where he was And now he was at his goal There could no longer be evasion or delay Within twenty four hours he would stand HAS AN IDEA 5 before his father and say Here I am And he was afraid mortal ly afraid All the years that had passed were wiped away like chalk scrawls from the blackboard of his life
    Sn rmakare Lekholm f r en id Lacemaker Lekholm Has an Idea BOOK ONE They were approaching Sweden Karly one afternoon under a low chilly December sun they had seen a few miles away on the port quarter the surf breaking house

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