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... curve of her face from ear to chin , lost itself in the shadows of black lace falling
from dark hair that was not quite black . She spoke as if the words clung to her
lips ; as if she had to put them forth delicately for fear of damaging the frail things .
Carlos was dark , and of a grace to set Ralph as much in the shade as Ralph
himself set me ; and Carlos had seen a deal more of the world than Ralph . He
had a foreign sense of humour that made him forever ready to sacrifice his
At dusk we shut our doors , pulled down our blinds , sat round the fire , and knew
pretty well what was going on outside . There would be long whistles in the dark ,
and when we found men lurking in our barns we feigned not to see themit was ...
out through the yard on to the soft road that climbs the hill to westward . The
evening was falling slowly and mournfully ; it was dark already in the folds of the
sombre downs . We passed the corner of the orchard . " I know what you ' ve got
to tell ...
... and . . . oh , it drives me wild , this hole - andcorner work ! There ' s a filthy
muddle with the Free Traders — a whistle to blow after dark at the quarry . To -
night of all nights , and me a justice . . . and as good as a married man ! ” I looked
at him ...
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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