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... pressing the black cocked hat against the side ; the legs , one bent , the other bowing a little back - this was the attitude of Seraphina's father .
A side door opened , and I saw into a lighted room filled with wreaths of smoke . A paunchy man in a bob wig , with a blue coat and Windsor buttons ...
... beard was tangled ; he wore a black and rusty cloak , ragged at the edges , and his feet were often bare ; at his side would lie his wooden right hand .
Carlos came to the side , and looked after the man - of - war in the distance . “ You could help us , " I heard him mutter .
... much down on his breast , very much on one side , and his great hump portending over his little white face , and ruffling up his ragged black hair .
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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