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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 that clung above her ear like the pen of a clerk , and disappeared .
Well , that is my yesterday of romance , for the many things that have passed
between those times and now have become dim or have gone out of my mind .
And my day before yesterday was the day on which I , at twenty - two , stood
looking at ...
I , born with my century , was familiar with these things ; but my mother forbade
my meddling with them . I expect she knew enough herself — all the resident
gentry did . But Ralph — though he was to some extent of the new school , and
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 ...
At the steep of the hill the men and horses came into sight against the white sky ,
a confused crowd of ominous things . “ Turn that lanthorn off ' n me , ” the
horseman said . “ Don ' t you see you frighten my horse ? Now , boys , get round
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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