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True romance, I suppose, needs a whirl of emotions to extinguish all the senses
except that of sight, which it dims. Except for sight, which I hadn't at all, I had the
use of them all, and all reported unpleasant things. I ached and smarted with my
It was plain that the sight of that popish practice had given her a shock— almost a
scare, as if she had seen a secret and nefarious rite. I explained that Seraphina,
being a Catholic, worshipped as her lights enjoined, as we did after ours.
The governor began signalling to the jailers, and the whole dismal assembly rose
to its feet, and craned to get a sight. The jailers began hurrying them out of the
building. The redheaded man was crouching in the far corner of the black box.
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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