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A woodpigeon rose with a sudden crash of sound , flapping away against the
branches . My pulse was dancing with delight — my heart , too . It was like a
game of hide - and - seek , and yet it was life at last . Everything grew silent again
, and I ...
From down the long hill came a small sound of horses ' hoofs — a sound like the
beating of the heart , intermittent - a muffled thud on turf , and a faint clink of iron .
It seemed to die away unheard by the runner beside me . Presently there was a ...
The voice interrupted sharply , “ No names , now . I don ' t want hanging . " The
hand left my arm ; there was a pause in the motion of the procession . I caught a
moment ' s sound of whispering . Then a new voice cried , “ Strip the runners to
There was a grunt and the sound of a fall ; then a precisely similar sequence of
sounds . “ That ' ll teach ' em , ” Rangsley said ferociously . “ Come along — they '
ve only rolled down a bank . They weren ' t over the quarry . It ' s all right , I swear
The sound of the others ' horses had long died away down the hill when he
began to tell me what he ought to have done . “ I knew it at once after I ' d let you
go . I ought to have kept you out of it . You came near being murdered . And to
think of ...
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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