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Everything grew silent again and I began to think I had missed my time . Down
below in the plain , a great way off , a dog was barking continuously . I moved
forward a few paces and whistled . The glow of adventure began to die away .
We stood in utter silence . “ If you stir a hair , " my captor said coolly , “ I'll squeeze
the blood out of your throat , like a rotten orange . ” He had the calmness of one
dealing with an everyday incident ; yet the incident was — it should have been ...
... I said , “ if you wait much longer . Hark to that ! ” The approaching horses had
turned off the turf on to the hard road ; the steps of first one and then another > >
up there sounded out down the silent hill . THE QUARRY AND THE BEACH 15.
up there sounded out down the silent hill . I knew it was the Free Traders from
that ; for except between banks they ... The runners kept silence ; we heard the
click of a pistol lock . “ In the King's name , ” Lillywhite shouted , “ get off that nag
There was a silence . I saw a hand light a torch at the lanthorn , and the crowd of
faces , the muddle of limbs , the horses ' heads , and the quiet trees above ,
flickered into sight . " Don't let them hang me , Jack Rangsley , " I sobbed . “ You
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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