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For hours the fury of the storm continued without surcease, and still the tribe huddled close in shivering fear.
There followed almost immediately a feeling of content, for, where before his future at best seemed but a void, now it was filled with possibilities the contemplation of which brought him, if not happiness, at least a surcease of absolute grief, for before him lay a great work that would occupy his time.
From this belief he garnered some slight surcease from the numbing grief that the death of his little son had thrust upon him.
Yes, Joan de Tany was good to look upon, and Norman of Torn carried a wounded heart in his breast that longed for surcease from its sufferings--for a healing balm upon its hurts and bruises.