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He had thin red hair , untidy for want of a valet , a shining , delicate , hooked nose
, narrow - lidded blue eyes , and a face with the color and texture of a white -
heart cherry . He used to spend his days in a hooded chair . My mother managed
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 began
to think I had missed my time . Down below in the plain , a great way off , a dog
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 ...
CHAPTER III T HE spirit of the age has changed ; everything has changed so
utterly that one can hardly believe in the existence of one's earlier self . But I can
still remember how , at that moment , I made the acquaintance of my heart — a
Then he waited , and against the light of the window I could see him mopping his
forehead with the sleeve of his coat ; my heart began to beat softly and insistently
- out of sympathy . Suddenly , from the deep shadow of the cloud above the sea ...
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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