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It was a shock to the girl to find how far emotion had ebbed in others.
Howbeit, the day has ebbed away, and it is night in his room before his stertorous breathing lulls or his fixed eyes show any consciousness of the candle that is occasionally passed before them.
And then, just as my hope and courage had ebbed to their lowest, I saw two things.
But, of course, the folks were all out in the country for the summer, and might not have known enough to ask us to dinner if they had been at home, and so all the grand empty salons, with their resounding pavements, their grim pictures of dead ancestors, and tattered banners with the dust of bygone centuries upon them, seemed to brood solemnly of death and the grave, and our spirits ebbed away, and our cheerfulness passed from us.
All night long she sang, and the thorn went deeper and deeper into her breast, and her life-blood ebbed away from her.