And all around is the desert; a corner of the mournful kingdom of sand.
Corner Desert Kingdom Mournful Sand
Egypt, the Egypt of antiquity, at a later time, exercised a mysterious fascination over me. I recognized a picture of it immediately, without hesitation and astonishment, in an illustrated magazine.
Astonishment Egypt Exercised Fascination Hesitation
I am surprised that I cannot recall whether my desire to become a minister transformed itself into a wish to lead the more militant life of missionary, by a slow process or suddenly.
Become Cannot Desire I I Am
I do not exactly remember at what period I started my museum which absorbed so much of my time.
I I Do Much Museum My Time
I was at that time like a fledgling swallow living high up in a niche in the eaves, who from time to time peeps out over the top of its nest with its little bright eyes.
Eyes From Time To Time High I Like
My books were always full of ink blots, always stained and covered with smeared sketches and pictures, which one draws idly when his attention wanders from his task.
Attention Blots Books Covered Draws