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I had an intense longing to go with him out into the great world that brooded all
round our foot-hills. You are to remember that I knew nothing whatever of that
great world. I had never been further away from our farm than just to Canterbury ...
But for Ralph's fear for his neck, which had increased in value since its devotion
to Veronica, he would have squired his cousin. As it was, he fluttered round the
idea of letting me take his place. Finally he settled it; and I embarked on a long ...
“Turn that lanthorn off'n me,” the horseman said. “Don't you see you frighten my
horse? Now, boys, get round them. . . .” The great horses formed an irregular half-
circle round us; men descended clumsily, like sacks of corn. The lanthorn was ...
“Blindfold 'em, lads,” he cried, and turned me sharply round. “Don't struggle,” he
whispered in my ear; his silk handkerchief came cool across my eyelids. I felt
hands fumbling with a knot at the back of my head. “You're all right,” he said
... by Veronica. I've no one to my back. Good-night, goodby.” I pulled my horse's
head round and galloped down the PART FIRST I 9.
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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