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The warm reflection of the light behind her , gilding the curve of her face from ear
to chin , lost itself in the shadows of black lace falling from dark hair that was not
quite black . She spoke as if the words clung to her lips ; as if she had to put them
Carlos was dark , and of a grace to set Ralph as much in the shade as Ralph
himself set me ; and Carlos had seen a deal more of the world than Ralph . He
had a foreign sense of humor that made him forever ready to sacrifice his
There would be long whistles in the dark , and when we found men lurking in our
barns we feigned not to see them - it was safer so . The smugglers — the Free
Traders , they called themselves were as well organized for helping malefactors ...
There's a filthy muddle with the Free Traders a whistle to blow after dark at the
quarry . To - night of all nights , and me a justice and as good as a married man ! I
looked at him wonderingly in the dusk ; his high coat collar almost hid his face ...
It was quite dark , in among the trees . I made the circuit of the copse , whistling
softly my three bars of “ Lillibullero . " Then I plunged into it . The bracken
underfoot rustled and rustled . I came to a halt . A little bar of light lay on the
horizon in ...
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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