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... amiable young squire of the immediate neighborhood ; young Sir Ralph , a
man popular with all sorts , and in love with my sister Veronica from early days .
Veronica was very beautiful , and very gentle , and very kind ; tall , slim , with
... they called themselves — were as well organized for helping malefactors out of
the country as for running goods in ; so it came about that we used to have
coiners and forgers , murderers and French spies — all sorts of malefactors —
And I was horribly afraid - horribly of the sort of mysterious potency of the laws
that 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
We passed through it and up a sort of tunnel . The door at the other end , which
was formed of panels , had a manger and straw crib attached to it on the outside ,
and let us into a horse ' s stall . We found ourselves in the stable of the inn .
I imagined him an aristocratic scapegrace , a corsair — it was the Byronic period
then — sailing out to marry a sort of shimmering princess with hair like Veronica '
s , bright golden , and a face like that of a certain keeper ' s daughter . Carlos ...
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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