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Well , that is my yesterday of romance , for the many things that have passed
between those times and now have become dim or have gone out of my mind .
And my day before yesterday was the day on which I , at twenty - two , stood
looking at ...
Carlos , then , Rooksby's Spanish kinsman , had come and gone , and I envied
him his going , with his air of mystery , to some far - off lawless adventures -
perhaps over there in Spain , where there were war and rebellion . Shortly
That he had gone to Russia at the tail of the Grande Armee , one could not help
believing . He had been most likely in the grand army of sutlers and camp -
followers . He could talk convincingly of the cold , and of the snows and his
I would have gone with him , then , had he asked me . One day , " he repeated ,
with an extraordinary cadence of tone . His hand was grasping mine ; it thrilled
me like a woman's ; he stood shaking it very gently . One day , ” he said , “ I shall
He pretends his nerve's gone ; he was a devil among tailors for a time , but he's
taken to crying now . It was when your blundering old admiral's boats had to be
beaten off that his zeal cooled . He thinks the British Government will rise in its ...
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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