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The hours of rest in the hayloft had not strengthened the Cardinal, who was probably past all his strength. Also in Vintage International.

But if they took to wearing trousers, where would their gallantry be? Here are seven exquisite tales combining the keen psychological insight characteristic of the modern short story with the haunting mystery of the nineteenth-century Gothic tale, in the tradition of writers such a Originally published inSeven Gothic Tales, the first book by “one of the finest and most singular artists of our time” The Atlanticis a modern classic.


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You have been brought here from Angelshorn and Assens, into each other’s arms. At some time there has taken place, in heaven, a tremendous overturning, equal to the French Revolution upon earth, and its after-effects.

The black dog, on seeing the Cardinal leave the boat, whined loudly and suddenly jumped from the rail to the loft, and the young girl hauled it in.

He was less steady in his movements than when he had come out of the boat. She is very literary, in fact too literary; she tries much too hard to be clever and witty, which made it impossible for me to get past her prose style into the stories themselves. Near a farmhouse a chained dog, on the top of its kennel, over which the sea was washing, pulled at its chain and howled, and seemed to have gone mad with fear. At the baths they would have light boats for pleasure trips, but few people who knew how to maneuver them.


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The neighborhood of a shipwreck, where, in low tide, the wreck was still in sight, like a hardened, black, and salted skeleton, became a favorite picnic place, where fair artists put up their easels.

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The one remarkable thing about them was that they had stuck, through many trials, to the ancient Roman Catholic faith of the land. Or even, Madame, if you do not mind,” the old man went on, “death: