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“How long?”
“A very long time.”
“Yes–yes,” said Graham, suddenly testy. “But I want–Is it–it is–some years? Many years? There was something–I forget what. I feel–confused. But you–” He sobbed. “You need not fence with me. How long–?”
He stopped, breathing irregularly. He squeezed his eyes with his knuckles and sat waiting for an answer.
They spoke in undertones.
“Five or six?” he asked faintly. “More?”
“Very much more than that.”
He looked at them and it seemed as though imps were twitching the muscles of his face. He looked his question.
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“More than a gross of years.”
He was irritated at the strange word. “More than a _what_?”
Two of them spoke together. Some quick remarks that were made about “decimal” he did not catch.
“How long did you say?” asked Graham. “How long? Don’t look like that. Tell me.”
Among the remarks in an undertone, his ear caught six words: “More than a couple of centuries.”
“_What_?” he cried, turning on the youth who he thought had spoken. “Who says–? What was that? A couple of _centuries_!”
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Graham repeated the words. He had been prepared to hear of a vast repose, and yet these concrete centuries defeated him.
“Two hundred years,” he said again, with the figure of a great gulf opening very slowly in his mind; and then, “Oh, but–!”
They said nothing.
“You–did you say–?”
“Two hundred years. Two centuries of years,” said the man with the red beard.
There was a pause. Graham looked at their faces and saw that what he had heard was indeed true.
“But it can’t be,” he said querulously. “I am dreaming. Trances–trances don’t last. That is not right–this is a joke you have played upon me! Tell me–some days ago, perhaps, I was walking along the coast of Cornwall–?”
His voice failed him.
The man with the flaxen beard hesitated. “I’m not very strong in history, sir,” he said weakly, and glanced at the others.
“That was it, sir,” said the youngster. “Boscastle, in the old Duchy of Cornwall–it’s in the south-west country beyond the dairy meadows. There is a house there still. I have been there.”
“Boscastle!” Graham turned his eyes to the youngster. “That was it–Boscas air max 90 tle. Little Boscastle. I fell asleep–somewhere there. I don’t exactly remember. I don’t exactly remember.”
He pressed his brows and whispered, “More than _two hundred years_!”
He began to speak quickly with a twitching face, but his heart was cold within him. “But if it _is_ two hundred years, every soul I know, every human being that ever I saw or spoke to before I went to sleep, must be dead.”
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“That’s a comfort! Is there London?”
“This _is_ London, eh? And you are my assistant-custodian; assistant-custodian. And these–? Eh? Assistant-custodians too!”
He sat with a gaunt stare on his face. “But why am I here? No! Don’t talk. Be quiet. Let me–”
He sat silent, rubbed his eyes, and, uncovering them, found another little glass of pinkish fluid held towards him. He took the dose. Directly he had taken it he began to weep naturally and refreshingly.
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The man with the fair beard made some inaudible remark, and Graham looking over his shoulder saw approaching a short, fat, and thickset beardless man, with aquiline nose and heavy neck and chin. Very thick black and slightly sloping eyebrows that almost met over his nose and overhung deep grey eyes, gave his face an oddly formidable expression. He nike air max 1 scowled momentarily at Graham and then his regard returned to the man with the flaxen beard. “These others,” he said in a voice of extreme irritation. “You had better go.”
“Go?” said the red-bearded man.
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