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9 ) reach , that seemed to hold out infinite possibilities of romance , of adventure ,
of love , perhaps , and stores of gold . In the family my mother counted ; my father
did not . She was the daughter of a Scottish earl who had ruined himself again ...
It seemed unjust that she would go out into the great world — to Bath , to Brighton
, should see the Prince Regent and the great fights on Hounslow Heath - whilst I
was to remain forever a farmer's boy . That afternoon I was upstairs , looking at ...
The thing seemed incredible to me . Here was an adventure , and I was shocked
to see that Rooksby was in a pitiable state about it . " But , Ralph , " I said , “ I
would help Carlos . " Oh , you , ” he said fretfully . “ You want to run your head into
It seemed an abominable episode , a piece of bad faith on the part of fate . 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 ...
I begged and implored him ; it ' seemed that now there was a chance for me to
find my world of romance . And Ralph , who , though one of the most law -
respecting of men , was not for the moment one of the most valorous , was wild to
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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