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I remember the rattling of the bolts on that door , and the tall figure that appeared
there , snuffbox in hand . In that land of white clothes , that precise , ancient ,
Castilian in black was something to remember . The black cane that had made
It suddenly appeared very wonderful that I could sit calmly there , surveying , for
instance , those four sinister fellows with daggers , as if they were nothing at all .
When I had been at home the matter would have caused me extraordinary ...
I protest , the very man ! ” There was an interrogative roar from within . It was like
being outside a lion ' s cage . People appeared and disappeared in front of the
lighted door ; windows stood open , with heads craning out all along the inn face .
He stood very high in the leg ; had small white whiskers , and a large nose that
threw a vast shadow on to his forehead in the upward light ; his high collar was
open , and a mass of white appeared under his chin ; his head was uncovered .
Seven men appeared in sight above the heads , clinging to each ... Clinging still
to each other as they stood beneath the dangling ropes of the long beam , they
had the appearance of a group of statuary to forlorn misery . Festoons of chains ...
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“And on this ghostly sigh, on this breath, with the feeble click of beads in the nun’s hands, a silence fell upon the room, vast as the stillness of a world of unknown faiths, loves, beliefs, of ... Read full review