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Ralph ' s land was just on the other side of the Street , and the shepherds on the
downs used to see of nights a dead - and - gone Rooksby , Sir Peter that was ,
ride upon it past the quarry with his head under his arm . I don ' t think I believed
Against the glimmer of dead light I thought I caught the outlines of a man ' s hat
down among the tossing lines of the bracken . I whispered loudly : “ Carlos !
Carlos ! ” There was a moment of hoarse whispering ; a sudden gruff sound . A
shaft of ...
Later , perhaps , I may be dead . I am very ill . " He was undoubtedly ill .
Campaigning in Spain , exposure in England in a rainy time , and then the
ducking when we came on board , had done him no good . He looked moodily at
the sea .
It ' s a kind of dead reckoning yeh hevn ' t had call to make . Eh ? ” “ What do you
mean ? " I asked , bewildered . He looked at me , grinning , half naked , with
amused contempt , for quite a long time , and at last offered sardonically to open
He shouted : “ Adiós , viejo , para siempre adi " My whole body seemed to go
dead all over . I happened to look downwards at my hands ; they were
extraordinarily white , with the veins standing out all over them . They felt as if
they had been ...
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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