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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 .
... these men represented , and I could think of nothing to do . We stood in a little
slanting cutting in the shadow . A watery light before the moon ' s rising slanted
downwards from the hilltop along the opposite bank . We stood in utter silence .
The approaching horses had turned off the turf on to the hard road ; the steps of
first one and then another sounded out down the silent hill . I knew it was the Free
Traders from that ; for except between banks they kept to the soft roadsides as if ...
Someone else called : “ Hear to Jack Rangsley . Hear to him ! ” 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
We rode clattering aggressively through the silence of the long , narrow main
street . Every now and then Carlos Riego coughed lamentably , but Tomas
Castro rode in gloomy silence . There was a light here and there in a window ,
but not a ...
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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