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He was a bright-eyed man, but wofully pined away, which was no more than natural, if, as some people affirmed, his ordinary diet was fog, morning mist, and a slice of the densest cloud within his reach, sauced with moonshine, whenever he could get it.
A mist covered both that and the surrounding mountains.
Granet, a few days later, brought his car to a standstill in front of an ordinary five-barred gate upon which was painted in white letters "Market Burnham Hall." A slight grey mist was falling and the country inland was almost blotted from sight.
"Keep where you are," the guard called to the voice in the mist, "because, if I should make a mistake, it could never be set right in your lifetime.
He sat motionless, looking at the heights visible above the mist, and his cold face wore that special look of confident, self-complacent happiness that one sees on the face of a boy happily in love.
All this, I saw in a moment, for I had only a moment to see it in: he swore an oath at me, made a hit at me - it was a round weak blow that missed me and almost knocked himself down, for it made him stumble - and then he ran into the mist, stumbling twice as he went, and I lost him.
He drops his bridle on the pommel of his saddle, whistles to his pony, and disappears in the mist; riding with his hands in his pockets, and his pipe in his mouth, as composedly as if he were sitting by his own fireside at home.
But all I saw was the deep blue sky above, with one solitary star, and the white mist spreading wide and low beneath.
Oh, I wish this mist would never lift--I wish I could just stay in it forever, hidden away from every living being.
And then He moved the mist to the right and left, and I could see that there were thousands of rats with their eyes blazing red, like His only smaller.
Through a rift in the mist, he caught a glimpse of the brown sail of a fishing-boat, dangerously near the land.
It was now nearly four o'clock, and a mist was gathering: the sooner he got into the road the better.