"The young girl talking to the soldier in the garden had not ever completely seen his face. It was dark; they were saying goodbye under a tree"
"Mrs. Drover went round to her shut up house to look for several things she wanted to take away."
"She stopped dead and stared at the table—on this lay a letter addressed to her."
"she went to the chest where the things were, unlocked it, threw up the lid and knelt to search. But as rain began to come crashing down she could not keep from looking over her shoulder at the stripped bed on which the letter lay"
"It emanated from the basement: down there a door or window was being opened by someone who chose this moment to leave the house."
"Mrs. Drover’s mouth hung open for some seconds before she could issue her first scream. After that she continued to scream freely and to beat with her gloved hands on the glass"