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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 .
... 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 sort of tunnel .
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 ...
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 .
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 .
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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