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Rangsley took hold of a piece of wainscoting, part of the frame of a panel; he
pulled it towards him, and, at the same moment, a glazed show-case full of razors
and brushes swung noiselessly forward with an effect of the supernatural. A small
... idea that he was performing some tortuous and defiant feat with the muscles of
his neck. He maintained an air of distrustful inscrutability. The hand which took
my letter was very large, very white, and looked as if it would feel horribly flabby.
A large soft bundle of bedding nearly took me off my legs. There wasn't room for
emotion. Macdonald laid about him with the handle of the umbrella a few inches
from the deck; but the passage that he made for himself closed behind him.
Dark blue circles took away from the blackness and sparkle of his eyes. And he
coughed, and coughed. He put his arm affectionately round my shoulders and
said, " How splendid to see you again, my Juan." His eyes had affection in them,
He got a sort of languorous honey into his voice, and drawled out, " The — the
Senorita's." He took an air of businesslike candor. " You can help us, and we you
; we could do without you better than you without us. Our undertaking — there's ...
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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