"There were no attendants at home; they had absconded to make merry in honour of the time. I had told them that I should not return until the morning, and had given them explicit orders not to stir from the house..."
"'It is farther on,'" said I; 'but observe the white web-work which gleams from these cavern walls.'" "He turned towards me, and looked into my eves with two filmy orbs that distilled the rheum of intoxication."
"As I said these words I busied myself among the pile of bones of which I have before spoken. Throwing them aside, I soon uncovered a quantity of building stone and mortar."
"'Yes,'" I said, "'for the love of God!'"
"For the half of a century, no mortal has disturbed them. In pace requiescat!"