I had not had a very happy life , and I had lived shut in on myself , thinking of the
wide world beyond my reach , that seemed to hold out infinite possibilities of
romance , of adventure , of love , perhaps , and stores of gold . In the family my ...
I caught hold of “ I'll go after him . He'd show me a little life . He said he would . "
Ralph remained lost in a kind of gloomy abstraction , while I went on worrying
him for Carlos ' address . “ Carlos is the only soul I know outside five miles from ...
Thoms never loosed his hold of my collar . 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
Hold your tongue , ” he said roughly . He began to make a set speech ,
anathematizing runners . He moved to tie our feet , and hang us by our finger -
nails over the quarry edge . A hubbub of assent and dissent went up ; then the
In the misty light he looked like a man mortally wounded , riding from a battle -
field . “ Let him come with us , " the musical voice of Carlos came through the mist
in front of us . “ He shall see the world a little . ” “ For God's sake hold your tongue
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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