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The wretched creatures suffered all the tortures of death before they let go , and , as a rule , they never returned to our parts . CHAPTER III T HE spirit of the age has changed 16 ROMANCE.
... I was going not to adventure , but to death ; that here was not romance , but an end — a disenchanted surprise that it should so soon be all over . We kept a grim silence . Further out in the bay , we were caught in a heavy squall .
... to look at him lying there without a quiver of a feature , his face stainlessly white , a little bluish in extreme lack of blood , with all the nobility of death upon it , like an alabaster effigy of an old knight in a cathedral .
Death hovered over that table — and also , as if the breath of past ages . The multitude of lights , the polished floor of costly wood , the bare whiteness of walls wainscoted with marble , the vastness of the room , the imposing forms ...
The retirement of her father from the world after her mother's death had made a great solitude round his declining years . Yes , that sorrow , and the base intrigues of that man — a fugitive , a hanger - on of her mother's family ...
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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