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Then she had married a good man in his way ; a good enough catch ; moderately
well off , very amiable , easily influenced , a dilettante , and a bit of a dreamer , He
had taken her into the swim of the Regency , and his purse had not held out .
Against the glimmer of dead light I thought I caught the outlines of a man's hat
down among the tossing lines of the bracken . I whispered loudly : Carlos ! Carlos
! " There was a moment of hoarse whispering ; a sudden gruff sound . A shaft of ...
I ought to have been exempt from these sordid haps , but the man's hot leathery
hand on my throat was like a foretaste of the other collar . And I was horribly
afraid - horribly - of the sort of mysterious potency of the laws that these men ...
Rangsley was waiting to conduct us into the town , where we should find a man
to take us three fugitives out to the expected ship . We rode clattering
aggressively through the silence of the long , narrow main street . Every now and
then Carlos ...
A thing that was “ unnatural to Jack Rangsley — the man of darkness , who lived
forever as if in the shadow of the gallowswas a thing to be avoided . He was for
me nearly as romantic a figure as Carlos himself , but for his forbidding darkness
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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