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It was like a game of hide-and-seek, and yet it was life at last. Everything grew
silent again, and I began to think I had missed my time. Down below in the plain,
a great way off, a dog was barking continuously. I moved forward a few paces
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 crowd became unanimous.
Rangsley slipped from his horse. “Blindfold 'em, lads,” he cried, and turned me ...
The second mate leered at me enigmatically, and moved slowly away. I said that I
was going to the Horton Estates, Rooksby's, to learn planting under a Mr.
Macdonald, the agent. Carlos shrugged his shoulders. I suppose I had spoken
They moved away from above. What was I to believe? What could this mean? But
the second mate's, “Scoot, young man,” seemed to come to my ears like the blast
of a trumpet. I became suddenly intensely anxious to find Macdonald—to see ...
Don Balthasar shrugged his shoulders to his ears, and moved his hands from his
knees. “Without doubt, he knows best,” he said; “but he should ask me.” It grew
darker still; the old Don seemed to have fallen asleep again. Save for the gleam ...
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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