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Another book was opened, and they saw it was entitled, "The Knight of the Cross.
For the sake of the holy name this book has," said the curate, "its ignorance might be excused; but then, they say, 'behind the cross there's the devil; to the fire with it.
The rest of his acquaintances, not interested in a book on a learned subject, did not talk of it at all.
Only in the Northern Beetle, in a comic article on the singer Drabanti, who had lost his voice, there was a contemptuous allusion to Koznishev's book, suggesting that the book had been long ago seen through by everyone, and was a subject of general ridicule.
He began work on the book the very next morning, and flung himself into it heart and soul.
As the book progressed it took possession of him and he worked at it with feverish eagerness.
The binding was of blue velvet, with clasps of silver worked in beautiful arabesque patterns, and with a lock of the same precious metal to protect the book from prying eyes.
It vexes me now to find that I cannot remember how the book came into my hands, or who could have suggested it to me.
These first books we call Manuscripts, from the Latin words manus, a hand, and scribere, to write, for they were all written by hand.
Dobbins fingered his book absently for a while, then took it out and settled himself in his chair to read
Preparation by books had failed, owing to the doctor's infidel obstinacy.
Jones opened the book a hundred times during their walk, kissed it as often, talked much to himself, and very little to his companions.
How many young men have been drawn to sea by this book is a question of interest.
Just when I was about to replace the book I heard a noise in the corridor outside, and the sound of footsteps approaching.
Nevertheless she had an ear for the door, for when I bounced in she had been too clever for me; there was no book to be seen, only an apron on her lap and she was gazing out at the window.