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I'm awful fond of talking when I can get hold of the right kind of a person, ain't you?
To him, this sleep was an illusion; the waking might be death, death in its most awful form.
Finally all the hatred and maniacal loathing for these awful creatures who had placed me in this horrible place was centered by my tottering reason upon this single emissary who represented to me the entire horde of Warhoons.
Each member of the congregation, the most innocent girl, and the man of hardened breast, felt as if the preacher had crept upon them, behind his awful veil, and discovered their hoarded iniquity of deed or thought.
Nor did I have long to wait; for scarce had I turned ere I shot with the rapidity of thought into the awful void before me.
That she should be forced to witness my awful death made my bitter fate seem doubly cruel.
Good," said Sir Henry's voice at last, and it sounded awful in the intense stillness, "how many matches have you in the box?
The man shuddered as he meditated upon the awful gravity, the fearful helplessness, of their situation.
It is the land which lies beneath the Dead World," replied Dian; "the Dead World which hangs forever between the sun and Pellucidar above the Land of Awful Shadow.
For-ever have the Mahars, who dwell beyond the Lidi Plains which lie at the farther rim of the Land of Awful Shadow, taken heavy toll of our people, whom they either force into lifelong slavery or fatten for their feasts.
One long minute dragged after another, yet no suffocating deluge poured in upon the girl, and presently she realized that the ship had, at least temporarily, weathered the awful buffeting of the savage elements.
It cannot be that such happiness can be true after all the hideous things that I have passed through these awful months since the LADY ALICE went down.