Thursday, June 25, 2009

Law of the Desert

I was perusing the books on the shelf of a local antique store, when I came upon a fascinating book from the 1920's. This picture was in the flyleaf.

I enjoy old books, especially those written around the turn of the century as this one was. The romance was set in the deserts of Arabia, and ends in tragedy, as both hero and heroine die in a spate of bullets entwined in one another's arms.

I did not buy the book, because I like happy endings. I have had enough of tragedy in real life. Still, the lady was so lovely I had to take her picture.


Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Beth Niquette
Tragic story! Like you I prefer happy endings when I watch a film or read a book. Lovely picture though!
Isabelle x

Clytie said...

Xena beware!!!

I also prefer happy endings. So much so that I make my kids watch a movie first, then tell me if I would like it or not. They hate it that I never watched "Titanic", because I already knew how it ended.

Lois said...

She is lovely! I like her costume.

Debby said...

She is beautiful. great card.