1. 16. See the Prologue to Chaucer's Tale of Sir Thopas.
2.But the Vicar, in his indignation, repudiated the offer of money, and drove himself back to Salisbury with his heart full of sorrow at the hardness of the world. What this woman had been saying to him was only what the world had said to her,—the world that knows so much better how to treat an erring sinner than did Our Saviour when on earth.
4.The former letter of the two was shown to Miss Marrable. That lady was of opinion that it should not be sent; but would not say that, if to be sent, it could be altered for the better.
4. Calandrino began presently to shake, as if hee had had a Feaverhanging on him, and then came Bruno looking fearefully on him, andbefore he would utter any words, seemed greatly to bemoane him, sayingat length. Calandrino? Art thou the same man, or no? How wonderfulyart thou changed since last I saw thee, which is no longer then yesterday? I pray thee tell mee, How dooest thou feele thy health?
6. That is to say, the *fowles of ravine* *birds of prey* Were highest set, and then the fowles smale, That eaten as them Nature would incline; As worme-fowl, of which I tell no tale; But waterfowl sat lowest in the dale, And fowls that live by seed sat on the green, And that so many, that wonder was to see'n.
旧版特色 "There you have it," said Sherlock Holmes, knocking out the ashes ofhis after breakfast pipe and slowly refilling it. "That is thegentleman I await. As to the story, you have hardly time to master allthese papers, so I must give it to you in a nutshell if you are totake an intelligent interest in the proceedings. This man is thegreatest financial power in the world, and a man, as I understand,of most violent and formidable character. He married a wife, thevictim of this tragedy, of whom I know nothing save that she waspast her prime, which was the more unfortunate as a very attractivegoverness superintended the education of two young children. These arethe three people concerned, and the scene is a grand old manorhouse, the centre of a historical English state. Then as to thetragedy. The wife was found in the grounds nearly half a mile from thehouse, late at night, clad in her dinner dress, with a shawl overher shoulders and a revolver bullet through her brain. No weapon wasfound near her and there was no local clue as to the murder. No weaponnear her, Watson- mark that! The crime seems to have been committedlate in the evening, and the body was found by a gamekeeper abouteleven o'clock, when it was examined by the police and by a doctorbefore being carried up to the house. Is this too condensed, or canyou follow it clearly?"
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