Well , that is my yesterday of romance , for the many things that have passed
between those times and now have become dim or have gone out of my mind .
And my day before yesterday was the day on which I , at twenty - two , stood
looking at ...
... Rooksby ' s Spanish kinsman , had come and gone , and I envied him his
going , with his air of mystery , to some far - off lawless adventures — perhaps
over there in Spain , where there were war and rebellion . Shortly afterwards
That he had gone to Russia at the tail of the Grande Armee , one could not help
believing . He had been most likely in the grand army of sutlers and camp -
followers . He could talk convincingly of the cold , and of the snows and his
He looked at me and smiled . It stirred unknown depths of emotion in me . I would
have gone with him , then , had he asked me . " One day , " he repeated , with an
extraordinary cadence of tone . His hand was grasping mine ; it thrilled me like ...
He pretends his nerve ' s gone ; he was a devil among tailors for a time , but he ' s
taken to crying now . It was when your blundering old admiral ' s boats had to be
beaten off that his zeal cooled . He thinks the British Government will rise in its ...
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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