1 They are very picturesque, but do not look prepossessing.
2 It was all very ridiculous but I did not feel comfortable.
3 I had now an opportunity of observing him, and found him of a very marked physiognomy.
4 They are, however, I am told, very harmless and rather wanting in natural self-assertion.
5 He is a young man, full of energy and talent in his own way, and of a very faithful disposition.
6 The women looked pretty, except when you got near them, but they were very clumsy about the waist.
7 It was on the dark side of twilight when we got to Bistritz, which is a very interesting old place.
8 I had for dinner, or rather supper, a chicken done up some way with red pepper, which was very good but thirsty.
9 I could only see the gleam of a pair of very bright eyes, which seemed red in the lamplight, as he turned to us.
10 I feared to go very far from the station, as we had arrived late and would start as near the correct time as possible.
11 It was so near the time of starting that I had no time to ask any one else, for it was all very mysterious and not by any means comforting.
12 It was evident that something very exciting was either happening or expected, but though I asked each passenger, no one would give me the slightest explanation.
13 Some of them were just like the peasants at home or those I saw coming through France and Germany, with short jackets and round hats and home-made trousers; but others were very picturesque.
14 This was not very pleasant for me, just starting for an unknown place to meet an unknown man; but every one seemed so kind-hearted, and so sorrowful, and so sympathetic that I could not but be touched.
15 I read that every known superstition in the world is gathered into the horseshoe of the Carpathians, as if it were the centre of some sort of imaginative whirlpool; if so my stay may be very interesting.
16 There were many things new to me: for instance, hay-ricks in the trees, and here and there very beautiful masses of weeping birch, their white stems shining like silver through the delicate green of the leaves.
17 As the evening fell it began to get very cold, and the growing twilight seemed to merge into one dark mistiness the gloom of the trees, oak, beech, and pine, though in the valleys which ran deep between the spurs of the hills, as we ascended through the Pass, the dark firs stood out here and there against the background of late-lying snow.
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