By Virginia Woolf
No matter what hour you woke there has been a door shutting. From room to room they went, hand in hand, lifting the following, commencing there, making sure—a ghostly couple. Stooping, protecting their silver lamp above us, lengthy they give the impression of being and deeply. lengthy they pause. The wind drives straightly; the flame stoops a little. Wild beams of moonlight go either flooring and wall, and, assembly, stain the faces bent; the faces thinking about; the faces that seek the sleepers and search their hidden pleasure.
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