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When Ralph made the grand tour , he had made the acquaintance of his Spanish
relations ; he used to talk about them , the Riegos , and Veronica used to talk of
what he said of them until they came to stand for Romance , the romance of the ...
Hey , John — John Kemp ; come down , I say ! " I started away from the glass as if
I had been taken in an act of folly . Rooksby was ficking his leg with his switch in
the doorway , at the bottom of the narrow flight of stairs . He wanted to talk to me ...
We ' ll talk as we go . " Someone helped me into a saddle ; my legs trembled in
the stirrups as if I had ridden a thousand miles on end already . I imagine I must
have fallen into a stupor ; for I have only a vague impression of somebody ' s ...
There was nothing to be done but talk and wait . " No ; England , " he answered in
a tone full of meaning " things in England — people there . One person at least . "
To me his words and his smile seemed to imply a bitter irony ; but they were ...
He could talk convincingly of the cold , and of the snows and his escape . And
from his allusions one could get glimpses of what he had been before and
afterwards — apparently everything that was questionable in a secularly
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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