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  • The air was heavy with perfume as I stepped in, stumbled into a muslin curtain, swore softly as I disentangled myself, took hold of a wooden pillar for support, and gazed round into the half-gloom.

    Fiancée

  • When this Redoubt was first builded, it had been upon the far shore of a sea, where now was no sea; and it had been raised by those wandering humans who had grown weary of wandering, and weary of the danger of night attacks by the tribes of half-human monsters which began to inhabit the earth even so early as the days when the half-gloom was upon the world.

    The Night Land

  • And so shall you see us go, and the smoke and the bitterness of the sulphur to be all about us; and oddwhiles the murmuring of a far-off pit, and oft the utter silence; and to pass this time a lonesome fire-hole; and afterward the utter dark, or the half-gloom, all as might chance, according to the nearness of the fires.

    The Night Land

  • In the half-gloom he tried to remember where everything had been a decade before.

    Sins of Two Fathers

  • In the half-gloom he tried to remember where everything had been a decade before.

    Sins of Two Fathers

  • In the half-gloom he tried to remember where everything had been a decade before.

    Sins of Two Fathers

  • In the half-gloom he tried to remember where everything had been a decade before.

    Sins of Two Fathers

  • For half an hour, the girls would chatter and laugh, and then servants would pull in the shutters and in the warm half-gloom the talk would die to whispers and finally expire in silence broken only by soft regular breathing.

    Gone with the Wind

  • For half an hour, the girls would chatter and laugh, and then servants would pull in the shutters and in the warm half-gloom the talk would die to whispers and finally expire in silence broken only by soft regular breathing.

    Gone with the Wind

  • For half an hour, the girls would chatter and laugh, and then servants would pull in the shutters and in the warm half-gloom the talk would die to whispers and finally expire in silence broken only by soft regular breathing.

    Gone with the Wind

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