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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 .
... an incredible squint — a squint that gave the 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
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
And ' tis a pretty spot . " He got a sort of languorous honey into his voice , and
drawled out , " The — the Senorita ' s . " He took an air of businesslike candor . "
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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