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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.
and a young man came out to me; tall, slim, with very bright, very large black eyes
aglow in an absolute pallor Well, that is my yesterday of romance, for the many
things that have passed between those times and now have become dim or have
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 used to ...
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 noose
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 them.
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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