Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Quote of the Day

No-one spoke; and suddenly there was a jagged flash of lightning from the storm clouds, the garden was bright for a second, and between the trees not far from the window they saw a figure. It was the figure of a man, round him hung the Loden cape, the Tyrolean cape, and in his cupped hands he carried a candle. As the flash of lightning died the figure turned, and the watchers saw the candle flame, straight and still in the breathless air, illumine his face.
"The Stranger comes, with face afire!" breathed John.

From FIVEPENNY MYSTERY, Chapter 3, More Mystery.