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A Novel Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford. Like a shadow thrown from afar . . .
upon a snowy sheet.
... curve of her face from ear to chin , lost itself in 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 .
The alternative would have been a shabby , ignominious life at Calais , in the
shadow of Brummel and such . My father used to sit all day by the fire , inscribing
“ ideas " every now and then in a pocket THE QUARRY AND THE BEACH 5.
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 shadow called Thoms was for bolting across country ; but Lillywhite was not
built for speed . Besides he did not know the lie of the land , and believed the
Free Traders were mere bogeys . “ They ' ll never touch us , ” Lillywhite grumbled
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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