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The wretched creatures suffered all the tortures of death before they let go , and , as a rule , they never returned to our parts .
... but to death ; that here was not romance , but an end — a disenchanted surprise that it should so soon be all over . We kept a grim silence .
... a little bluish in extreme lack of blood , with all the nobility of death upon it , like an alabaster effigy of an old knight in a cathedral .
Death hovered over that table — and also , as if the breath of past ages . The multitude of lights , the polished floor of costly wood , the bare whiteness ...
The retirement of her father from the world after her mother's death had made a great solitude round his declining years . Yes , that sorrow , and the base ...
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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