It's time for another Inkling Explorations Link-up over at Heidi's blog, Sharing the Journey. The subject for this month is: A description of a lady in literature.
I've selected a portion from The Fisherman's Lady by George MacDonald.
The glow of a young summer morning pervaded earth and sky and sea, and swelled the heart of the youth as he stood in unconscious bewilderment before the self-possession of the girl. She was younger than he and knew far less that was worth knowing. Yet she had a world of advantage over him--not merely from the effect of her presence on one who had never seen anything so beautiful, but also from the readiness of surface thought and polish of her speech which gave her an assurance of superiority over the man she now favored with her passing conversation. As to her personal appearance, the lad might well have taken her for twenty; for she looked more like a grown woman than he, strongly built and tall though he was, looked like a man. She was rather tall, slender, finely formed, with small hands and feet. Her hair was of a dark brown, her eyes of such a blue that no one could have suggested gray, and her complexion was fair--a little freckled which gave it the warmest tint it had.
Have you ever read any books by George MacDonald?