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He had the calmness of one dealing with an everyday incident ; yet the incident
was - it should have been - tremendous . We stood waiting silently for an eternity ,
as one waits for a hare to break covert before y the beaters . From down the long
Rangsley was waiting to conduct us into the town , where we should find a man
to take us three fugitives out to the expected ship . We rode clattering
aggressively through the silence of the long , narrow main street . Every now and
then Carlos ...
Then , very suddenly , they all got to action , David Macdonald reaching the top of
the steps . Shrieks came from the interior of the carriage , and from the waiting
negresses . I saw three men were falling upon a little thing like a damaged cat .
Every movement of hers affected me with an intimate joy ; it was as if I had been
waiting to see just that carriage of the neck , just that proud glance from the eyes ,
just that droop of eyelashes upon the cheeks , for years and years . “ No , I shall ...
He said : “ Ah , I was waiting for the cavalier to awake . ” He stalked round the end
of the table , slid between it and the side , and grasped my arm with wrapt
earnestness as he settled himself slowly beside me . He wore a red shirt that had
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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