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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 sound of heavy horses at a jolting trot came to our ears . “ We're in for it , ”
Lillywhite grunted . “ D - n this county of Kent . ” Thoms never loosed his hold of
my collar . At the steep of the hill the men and horses came into sight against the
I caught a moment's sound of whispering . Then a new voice cried , “ Strip the
runners to the shirt . Strip ' em . That's it . " I heard some groans and a cry , “ You
won't murder us . ” Then a nasal drawl , “ We will surely . ” Someone else ,
... the love of God I can't 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 .
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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