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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 ...
But now , with Veronica to think of ! You take me , Johnny , don ' t you ? ” My
companions rode silently . After we had passed the houses of a little village a
heavy mist fell upon us , Rally ' s excut , havenagine white , damp , and clogging .
A couple of dark lanthorns were passed to Rangsley , who half - uncovered one ,
and lit the way up steep wooden stairs . We climbed up to a tiny cock - loft , of
which the side towards the sea was all glazed . “ Now you sit there , on the floor ...
He limited his energies to working the underground passage , to the success of
which his fox - like cunning , and intimate knowledge of the passing shipping ,
were indispensable . I was preparing to follow the others down the ladder when ...
We passed through it and up a sort of tunnel . The door at the other end , which
was formed of panels , had a manger and straw crib attached to it on the outside ,
and let us into a horse ' s stall . We found ourselves in the stable of the inn .
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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