The Listeners

The Listeners

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Walter De La Mere

Storyboard Text

  • 'The lone house'
  • "‘Is there anybody there?’ said the Traveller, knocking on the moonlit door;"
  • 'Is anyone there?'
  • 'And his horse in the silence champed the grass,Of the forest’s ferny floor.'
  • 'But only a host of phantom listeners,that dwelt in the lone house then,stood listening in the quiet of the moonlight,to that voice from the world of men.' 
  •  "For he suddenly smote on the door, even louder, and lifted his head:— ‘Tell them I came, and no one answered,that I kept my word,’ he said."
  • 'Tell them that I came'
  •  'Ay, they heard his foot upon the stirrup, And the sound of iron on stone, And how the silence surged softly backward, When the plunging hoofs were gone.'
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