single page item is a reproduction of the first page of Stephen
Cranes classic story, The Red Badge of Courage. It makes
for a terrific piece to frame and decorate a study or bedroom!
page is standard 8.5" x 11" in size and has been
hand antiqued via our own unique paper aging process to achieve
a look you wont find anywhere else.
actual page contains the following text (though please note
that the formatting and font will be different as viewed on
this page see photo for exact formatting and look!):
Red Badge of Courage
cold passed reluctantly from the earth, and the retiring fogs
revealed an army stretched out on the hills, resting. As the
landscape changed from brown to green, the army awakened,
and began to tremble with eagerness at the noise of rumors.
It cast its eyes upon the roads, which were growing from long
troughs of liquid mud to proper thoroughfares. A river, amber-tinted
in the shadow of its banks, purled at the armys feet;
and at night, when the stream had become of a sorrowful blackness,
one could see across it the red, eye like gleam of hostile
camp-fires set in the low brows of distant hills.
a certain tall soldier developed virtues and went resolutely
to wash a shirt. He came flying back from a brook waving his
garment bannerlike. He was swelled with a tale he had heard
from a reliable friend, who had heard it from a truthful cavalryman,
who had heard itfrom his trustworthy brother, one of the orderlies
at division headquarters. He adopted the important air of
a herald in red and gold.
goin t move tmorrahsure, he
said pompously to a group in the company street. Were
goin way up the river, cut across, an come
around in behint em.
his attentive audience he drew a loud and elaborate plan of
a very brilliant campaign. When he had finished, the blue-clothed
men scattered into small arguing groups between the rows of
squat brown huts. A negro teamster who had been dancing upon
a cracker box with the hilarious encouragement of twoscore
soldiers was deserted. He sat mournfully down.
antiqued paper is delicately laced with a subtle hint of gold
in the creases creating an almost magical look. (Although
its difficult to catch with a camera, you can see in
the image below how the shimmering is caught in the light)
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