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 on one side and enduring love on the other. 

The first time I saw this book I didn't buy it, because I like happy endings, and thought this one ended unhappily. I have had enough of tragedy in real life. Later on, I did buy the book, and realized there was a happy ending for the heroine and hero--but not for the black-hearted thief who tried to end their lives.

I just love old books from around the turn of the century!


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.