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A little bar of light lay on the horizon in front of me, almost colorless. It was
crossed again and again by the small fir-trunks that were little more than wands.
A woodpigeon rose with a sudden crash of sound, flapping away against the
From down the long hill came a small sound of horses' hoofs — a sound like the
beating of the heart, intermittent — a muffled thud on turf, and a faint clink of iron.
It seemed to die away unheard by the runner beside me. Presently there was a ...
The sound of heavy horses at a jolting trot came to our ears. " We're in for it,"
Lillywhite grunted. " D n this county of Kent." Thoms never loosed his hold of my
collar. At the steep of the hill the men and horses came into sight against the
I caught a moment's sound of whispering. Then a new voice cried, " Strip the
runners to the shirt. Strip 'em. That's it." I heard some groans and a cry, " You won'
t murder us." Then a nasal drawl, " We will sure — ly." Someone else, Rangsley, I
There was a grunt and the sound of a fall; then a precisely similar sequence of
sounds. " That 'll teach "em," Rangsley said ferociously. " Come along — they've
only rolled down a bank. They weren't over the quarry. It's all right, I swear it is.
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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