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Groaning creaks of wood and the faint swish of water made themselves heard
continuously . I turned my head to a click , I saw a door open a little way , and in
no way the small blue flame of a taper floated into the PART SECOND 77.
the small blue flame of a taper floated into the room . Then the door closed with a
definite sound of shutting in . The light shone redly through protecting fingers ,
and upwards on to a small face . It came to a halt , and I made out the figure of a ...
The night had come already , and I was putting on some of Carlos ' clothes by the
many flames of candles burning in a tall bronze candelabrum , whose three legs
figured the paws of a lion . And never , since I had gone on the road to wait for ...
The words of Carlos were like oil upon a flame ; it enveloped me from head to
foot with a leap . I had the physical sensation of breathing it , of seeing it , of being
at the same time driven on and restrained . One moment I strode blindly over the
I did not stop until I was in the middle of my room ; and then I stood still for a long
time in a self - forgetful ecstasy , while the many wax candles of the high
candelabrum burned without a flicker in a rich cluster of flames , as if lighted to
throw the ...
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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