Excerpt from Beyond the City Gates: A Romance of Old New York Discarded
The sun was sinking slowly and brilliantly on that June evening about the year 1700, as Freida Van Dycke and Adriaen de Witte sauntered leisurely through the green meadows of the old Dutch "bouwery." Freida made a quaint picture as she looked archly up at her tall, dark escort. She appeared not unlike a brilliantly tinted flower seeking the light of the sun, her head poised on one side in a listening, graceful attitude. Her eyes were a clear, opalescent blue, her long, dark lashes drawing a pensive shade beneath them.
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