1 I rejoice also that there is a chapel of old times.
2 The closed gates are of heavy old oak and iron, all eaten with rust.
3 It looks like part of a keep, and is close to an old chapel or church.
4 I myself am of an old family, and to live in a new house would kill me.
5 On the stage they would be set down at once as some old Oriental band of brigands.
6 It is old, and has many memories, and there are bad dreams for those who sleep unwisely.
7 It was on the dark side of twilight when we got to Bistritz, which is a very interesting old place.
8 He and his wife, the old lady who had received me, looked at each other in a frightened sort of way.
9 This, with some cheese and a salad and a bottle of old Tokay, of which I had two glasses, was my supper.
10 In this respect it is different from the general run of roads in the Carpathians, for it is an old tradition that they are not to be kept in too good order.
11 Within, stood a tall old man, clean shaven save for a long white moustache, and clad in black from head to foot, without a single speck of colour about him anywhere.
12 Of old the Hospadars would not repair them, lest the Turk should think that they were preparing to bring in foreign troops, and so hasten the war which was always really at loading point.
13 Then he took out my traps, and placed them on the ground beside me as I stood close to a great door, old and studded with large iron nails, and set in a projecting doorway of massive stone.
14 I did not know what to do, for, as an English Churchman, I have been taught to regard such things as in some measure idolatrous, and yet it seemed so ungracious to refuse an old lady meaning so well and in such a state of mind.
15 Sometimes we saw little towns or castles on the top of steep hills such as we see in old missals; sometimes we ran by rivers and streams which seemed from the wide stony margin on each side of them to be subject to great floods.
16 The curtains and upholstery of the chairs and sofas and the hangings of my bed are of the costliest and most beautiful fabrics, and must have been of fabulous value when they were made, for they are centuries old, though in excellent order.
17 Here, too, when they came, they found the Huns, whose warlike fury had swept the earth like a living flame, till the dying peoples held that in their veins ran the blood of those old witches, who, expelled from Scythia had mated with the devils in the desert.
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