He tried it; but in the darkness the distant echoes
sounded so hideously that he tried it no more.
These, however, were only the exceptions required to prove the rule that the sparrows in the plane-tree behind the house, and the echoes
in the corner before it, had their own way from Sunday morning unto Saturday night.
And Raveloe was a village where many of the old echoes
lingered, undrowned by new voices.
Most accursed dog of an accursed race,'' he said, awaking with his deep and sullen voice the sullen echoes
of his dungeon vault, ``seest thou these scales?
For just then, although the sun had still an hour or two to run, all the echoes
of the island awoke and bellowed to the thunder of a cannon.
The viscount, who, of course, was present, was the only one to suffer on hearing the thousand echoes
of this fresh triumph; for Christine still wore her plain gold ring.
He put his hands to his mouth and shouted down the ravine-- it was almost like shouting down a tunnel--and the echoes
jumped from rock to rock.
In spite of the cotton, some echoes
of the voices reached her ears, but not so as to trouble her.