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... the shadows of black lace falling from dark hair that was not quite black . She
spoke as if the words clung to her lips ; as if she had to put them forth delicately
for fear of damaging the frail things . She raised her long hand to a white flower
Carlos was dark , and of a grace to set Ralph as much in the shade as Ralph
himself set me ; and Carlos had seen a deal more of the world than Ralph . He
had a foreign sense of humour that made him forever ready to sacrifice his
At dusk we shut our doors , pulled down our blinds , sat round the fire , and knew
pretty well what was going on outside . There would be long whistles in the dark ,
and when we found men lurking in our barns we feigned not to see themit was ...
out through the yard on to the soft road that climbs the hill to westward . The
evening was falling slowly and mournfully ; it was dark already in the folds of the
sombre downs . We passed the corner of the orchard . “ I know what you ' ve got
to tell ...
... this hole - andcorner work ! There ' s a filthy muddle with the Free Traders — a
whistle to blow after dark at the quarry . To - night of all nights , and me a justice . .
. and as good as a married man ! ” I looked at him wonderingly in the dusk ; his ...
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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