on the edge


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After a while the stranger sat down on the edge of the hole so that he could see into it, and rested the revolver on his knee.
Kama came back, sat down on the edge of the spruce boughs, and in the interval of waiting, mended harness.
He looked round the little cabin, at the painted beams, at the tarnished varnish of bulkheads; he looked round as if appealing to all its shabby strangeness, to the disorderly jumble of unfamiliar things that belong to an inconceivable life of stress, of power, of endeavour, of unbelief--to the strong life of white men, which rolls on irresistible and hard on the edge of outer darkness.