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Beneath a window the flap of an open trap - door half hid a large green damp -
stain ; a deep recess in the wall yawned like a cavern , and had two or three tubs
in the right corner ; a man with a blond head , slightly bald as if he had been ...
Someone grunted under my weight ; then I was carried - down , along , up , down
again ; my feet were knocking along a wall , and the top of my head rubbed
occasionally against what must have been the roof of a low stone passage ,
Ah , surely that is the guitar of Man - u - el - del - Popolo , As he glides along the
wall in the twilight . ' It was a very long song . He gesticulated freely with his hand
in between the scratching of the strings , which seemed to be a matter of luck .
... little pink squares of house - walls dropped here and there , mounting the
hillside among palms , like men standing in tall grass , running back , hiding in a
steep valley ; silver - gray huts with ragged dun roofs , like dishevelled shocks of
The multitude of lights , the polished floor of costly wood , the bare whiteness of
walls wainscotted with marble , the vastness of the room , the imposing forms of
furniture , carved heavily in ebony , impressed me with a sense of secular and ...
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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