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One day, a little before Ralph and Veronica became engaged, these Spaniards
descended out of the blue. It was Romance suddenly dangled right before my
eyes. It was Romance ; you have no idea what it meant to me to talk to Carlos
That afternoon I was upstairs, looking at the reflection of myself in the tall glass,
wondering miserably why I seemed to be such an oaf. The voice of Rooksby
hailed me suddenly from downstairs. " Hey, John — John Kemp; come down, I
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
The lanthorn light suddenly died out, and I heard whispers. " Get him out on to the
road. . . . I'll tackle the other . . . Darbies. . . . Mind his knife." I was like a
confounded rabbit in their hands. One of them had his fist on my collar and jerked
me out ...
The moon began to get up,; above the cutting the clouds had a fringe of sudden
silver. A horseman, cloaked and muffled to the ears, trotted warily towards us. "
What's up? " he hailed from a matter of ten yards. " What are you showing that
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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