murmured the young monk, shrinking back and showing on his countenance the feeling of repugnance which his penitent inspired.
Sir monk," said he, "whether he is now or has been an executioner, this unfortunate being is none the less a man.
The monk made no reply, but silently wended his way to the room where the two valets had deposited the dying man on a bed.
Grimaud was drinking his wine silently and had just placed his glass on the table to be filled a second time, when a terrific scream resounded from the room occupied by the monk and the dying man.
The room was inundated with blood, dripping from the mattresses upon which lay the wounded man, speechless; the monk had disappeared.
said the host, bewildered; "boy, see if the mule belonging to the monk is still in the stable.
Yes, yes," said De Guiche, "a strange face; but these monks are subject to such degrading practices; their fasts make them pale, the blows of the discipline make them hypocrites, and their eyes become inflamed through weeping for the good things of this life we common folk enjoy, but they have lost.
Monks is too much of a gentleman to attempt any violence on porochial persons.
He had better have cut it out, before he came, if he can't speak in a lower tone,' said Monks, grimly.
I thought as much, when you came in,' rejoined Monks, marking the angry glance which the lady darted at her spouse as she spoke.
The thunder, which seemed in fact much nearer, and to shiver and break almost over their heads, having subsided, Monks, raising his face from the table, bent forward to listen to what the woman should say.
said Monks, with quivering lip, and glancing over his shoulder, 'Blood
She sold it,' cried Monks, with desperate eagerness; 'did she sell it?
cried Monks, in a voice which, from its very suppression, seemed only the more furious.
Which contained--' interposed Monks, stretching forward.