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Having imperiously thrust the door of the inner room open , he remained
immovable , with no intention of entering , and called in a harsh , aged voice : “
Seņor Ramon ! Seņor Ramon ! ” and then twice : “ Seraphina – Seraphina ! ”
turning his ...
He turned his lantern upon me , in a painful yellow glare . “ What ! ' Tis the young '
un , ” he grunted , after a moment . “ Read the warrant , Thoms . " My captor
began to fumble in his pocket , pulled out a paper , and bent down into the light .
The approaching horses had turned off the turf on to the hard road ; the steps of
first one and then another sounded out down the silent hill . I knew it was the Free
Traders from that ; for except between banks they kept to the soft roadsides as if ...
The horse stood , drooping its head , and the man turned in his saddle . “
Runners , " he shouted , " Bow Street runners ! Come along , come along , boys !
We ' ll roast ' em . . . . Runners ! Runners ! ” The sound of heavy horses at a jolting
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 ...
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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