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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 was barking continuously . I moved
forward a few paces and whistled . The glow of adventure began to die away .
We stood in a little slanting cutting in the shadow . A watery light before the
moon's rising slanted downwards from the hilltop along the opposite bank . We
stood in utter silence . “ If you stir a hair , " my captor said coolly , “ I'll squeeze the
The approaching horses had turned off the turf on to the hard road ; the steps of
first one and then another sounded out down the silent hill . I knew it was the Free
Traders from that ; for except between banks they kept to the soft roadsides as if ...
I stumbled against a great , quiet farm horse . A continuous scuffling went on ; an
imperious voice cried , “ Hold your tongues , you fools ! Hold your tongues !
Someone else called : “ Hear to Jack Rangsley . Hear to him ! ” There was a
We rode clattering aggressively through the silence of the long , narrow main
street . Every now and then Carlos Riego coughed lamentably , but Tomas
Castro rode in gloomy silence . There was a light here and there in a window ,
but not a ...
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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