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In the course of beating up to windward we closed in with the coast, and then the
wind fell. I remained motionless against the rail for half the night, looking at the
land. Not a single light was visible. A wistful and dreamy longing pervaded me, ...
It fell heavily, shattering itself with the unringing thud of a piece of ice. “Like this.”
He remained for some time with his eyes fixed on the table, and when he looked
up at me it was with a sort of amused incredulity. His tone was not resentful.
an exalted and fanatical aspect. The light of the candles from the improvised altar
fell on the bishop's small, bald head, emerging with a patient droop from the wide
spread of his cope, as though he had been inclosed in a portable gold shrine.
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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