Seasonable tokens are about. Red berries shine here and there in the lattices of Minor Canon Corner Mr. and Mrs. Tope are daintily sticking sprigs of holly into the carvings and sconces of the Cathedral stalls, as if they were sticking them into the coat-button-holes of the Dean and Chapter. Lavish profusion is in the shops particularly in the articles of currants, raisins, spices, candied peel, and moist sugar.
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The wind began to moan in hollow murmurs, as the sun went down carrying glad day elsewhere and a train of dull clouds coming up against it, menaced thunder and lightning. Large drops of rain soon began to fall, and, as the storm clouds came sailing onward, others supplied the void they left behind and spread over all the sky. Then was heard the low rumbling of distant thunder, then the lightning quivered, and then the darkness of an hour seemed to have gathered in an instant.
We didn't find that it London come up to its likeness in the red bills - it is there drawd too architectooralooral.
At the great iron gate of the churchyard he stopped and looked in. He looked up at the high tower spectrally resisting the wind, and he looked round at the white tombstones, like enough to the dead in their winding-sheets, and he counted the nine tolls of the clock-bell.
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