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That afternoon I was upstairs , looking at the reflection of myself in the tall glass ,
wondering miserably why I seemed to be such an oaf . The voice of Rooksby
hailed me suddenly from downstairs . “ Hey , John John Kemp ; come down , I
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 a ...
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 ...
It seemed to die away unheard by the runner beside me . Presently there was a
crackling of the short pine branches , a rustle , and a hoarse whisper said from
above : " Other ' s cleared , Thoms . Got that one safe ? ” “ All serene . " The man ...
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 wash 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