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" ... mount the stairs, feet fled quietly before him and followed stealthily behind. If he were but deaf, he thought, how tranquilly he would possess his soul ! And then again, and hearkening with ever fresh attention, he blessed himself for that unresting... "
The Broken Shaft: Tales in Mid-ocean - Page 65
by Francis Marion Crawford, Robert Louis Stevenson, F. Anstey, Walter Herries Pollock, William Archer, Tighe Hopkins - 1885 - 223 pages
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Short Stories, Volume 19

Alfred Ludlow White - 1895
...fresh'attention, he blessed himself for that unresisting sense which held the outposts and stood a trusty sentinel upon his life. His head turned continually...orbits, scouted on every side, and on every side were half-rewarded as with the tail of something nameless vanishing. The four-and-twenty steps to the first...
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Romance: Being the Tales of the New York Story Club, Volume 1

Short stories, American - 1891
...attention, he blessed himself for that unresisting sense which held the outposts and stood a trusty sentinel upon his life. His head turned continually...orbits, scouted on every side, and on every side •were half-rewarded as with the tail of something nameless vanishing. The four-and-twenty steps to the first...
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The novels and tales of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume 7

Robert Louis Stevenson - 1895
...fresh attention, he blessed himself for that unresting sense which held the outposts and stood a trusty sentinel upon his life. His head turned continually...orbits, scouted on every side, and on every side were half-rewarded as with the tail of something nameless vanishing. The four-and-twenty steps to the first...
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Stories by English authors, Volume 4

English fiction - 1896
...fresh attention, he blessed himself for that unresting sense which held the outposts and stood a trusty sentinel upon his life. His head turned continually...with the tail of something nameless vanishing. The four and twenty steps to the first floor were four and twenty agonies. On that first story the doors...
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Stories by English Authors ..., Volume 4

Short stories, English - 1896
...fresh attention, he blessed himself for that unresting sense which held the outposts and stood a trusty sentinel upon his life. His head turned continually...with the tail of something nameless vanishing. The four and twenty steps to the first floor were four and twenty agonies. On that first story the doors...
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Little Masterpieces of Fiction, Volume 3

Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lionel Strachey - Fiction - 1904
...fresh attention, he blessed himself for that unresting sense which held the outposts and stood a trusty sentinel upon his life. His head turned continually...with the tail of something nameless vanishing. The four - and - twenty steps to the first floor were four-and-twenty agonies. On that first story the...
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Modern English Prose

George Rice Carpenter, William Tenney Brewster - English prose literature - 1904 - 481 pages
...fresh attention, he blessed himself for that unresting sense which held the outposts and stood a trusty sentinel upon his life. His head turned continually...orbits, scouted on every side, and on every side were half-rewarded as with the tail of something namejess vanishing. The four-and-twenty steps to the first...
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Modern English Prose

George Rice Carpenter, William Tenney Brewster - English prose literature - 1904 - 481 pages
...which seemed starting from their orbits, scouted on every side, and on every side were half-rewarded as with the tail of something nameless vanishing....floor were four-and-twenty agonies. On that first storey, the doors stood ajar, three of them like three ambushes, shaking his nerves like the throats...
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Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ; The Merry Men: And Other Tales and ...

Robert Louis Stevenson - 1906 - 396 pages
...fresh attention, be blessed himself for that unresting sense which held the outposts and stood a trusty sentinel upon his life. His head turned continually...orbits, scouted on every side, and on every side were half-rewarded as with the tail of something nameless vanishing. The four-and-twenty steps to the first...
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