Excerpt from Luck; And What Came of It, Vol. 2: A Tale of Our Times
The last day of Mr. Oscar Lebrun's sojourn in Swinston was alike the happiest and the saddest he had ever spent in it; happiest because he had exchanged thoughts with the goddess of his heart, and saddest because at the very flowering of his hopes he was compelled to leave the scene of his bliss, and to go to a land which, although his own, seemed for the first time to have become foreign to him.
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