“His first thought made him feel sick and numb. The general could follow a trail through the woods at night; he could follow an extremely difficult trail; he must have uncanny powers; only by the merest chance had the Cossack failed to see his quarry.”
“was awakened by a sound that made him know that he had new things to learn about fear. It was a distant sound, faint and wavering, but he knew it,”
“His hands were tight closed as if his nerve were something tangible that someone in the darkness was trying to tear from his grip.