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As a fire in her bones, the thought of the pursuer urged her on; and she gazed with longing eyes on the sullen, surging waters that lay between her and liberty.
From his dusky swallow's hole high up in that vast wall of native rock he could peer out through the arrow-slit and see his own home off yonder in the valley; and for twenty-two years he had watched it, with heartache and longing, through that crack.
You see, her mother was always longing for home, po' thing
So he used to wander to the neighborhood of the Lei, evenings, with his Zither and "Express his Longing in low Singing," as Garnham says.
The longing for the treasure of a child had grown stronger and stronger as the years slipped away, but the blessing never came--and was never to come.
A gory knife had been found close to the murdered man, and it had been recognized by somebody as be- longing to Muff Potter -- so the story ran.