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The main body had halted before setting out over the shingle to the shore .
Rangsley was waiting to conduct us into the town , where we should find a man
to take us three fugitives out to the expected ship . We rode clattering
... and , at the same moment , a glazed show - case full of razors and brushes
swung noiselessly forward with an effect of the supernatural . A small opening ,
just big enough to take a man's body , revealed itself . We passed through it and
up a ...
The shingle crashed at intervals beneath the feet of a large body of men . I
remembered the smugglers ; but it was as if I had remembered them only to
forget them forever . Old Rangsley , who steered with the sheet in his hand , kept
up an ...
After all , I was no more than a boy , and even younger in mind than in body .
Queer - looking boats crawled between the shores like tiny water beetles . One
headed out towards us , then another . I did not want them to reach us . It was as
if I ...
Macdonald maintained a portentous silence ; his enormous body was enveloped
rather than clothed in a great volume of ill - fitting white stuff ; he held in his hand
a great umbrella with a vivid green lining . His face was very pale , and had the ...
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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