Listen: Prospero, Intel, Gatti discussed on The Strange and Unusual
"Of the tripods, but to the chamber which lies most westwardly of the seven there are now none of the massacres who venture for the night is waning away and they're flows rudgear light through the blood colored pains and the blackness of the sable drapery Paul's and to him whose foot. Falls upon the sable carpet. There comes from the near clock of ebony a muffled peel more solemnly empathetic than any which reaches their ears who indulged in the more remote Gatti's of the other apartments. But these other apartments were densely crowded and in them beat feverishly the heart of life and the rebel went wurley on Intel at length there. Commenced the sounding of midnight upon the clock, and then music ceased as I have told and the evolution of the Walters were quieted, and there was an easy cessation of all things as before. But now there were twelve strokes to be sounded by the bell of the clock. And it happened perhaps the more of thought crept with more time into the meditations of the thoughtful among those who rebelled and thus to had happened perhaps that before the last echoes of the last chime had utterly sunk into silence. It's there were many individuals in the crowd who had found leisure to become aware of the presence of a mask figure which had arrested the attention of no single individual before. And the rumor of this new presence having spread itself whispering Lee around there. Arose at length from the whole company, a buzz or murmur expressive of disapprobation and surprise, and then finally of tear of horror and of disgust in an assembly phantasm 's such as I have painted it may well be supposed that no ordinary parents excited such sensation in truth. The masquerade license of the night was nearly unlimited. But the figure in question had out herited Herod and gone beyond the bounds of even the princes indefinite decorum. There are cords in the heart of the most reckless which cannot be touched without emotion. Even with the utterly lost to whom life and death are equally jests. There are matters of which no just can be made the whole company indeed seem now deeply to feel that in a costume and bearing the stranger. Neither wit nor propriety existed. The figure was tall and gaunt and trotted from head to toe and the Habil laments of the grave the mask which concealed the visage was made. So nearly to resemble the countenance of a stiffened corpse that the closest scrutiny must have had difficulty and detecting cheat. And yet all this might have been endured if not approved by the mad revelers around, but the mumber had gone so far as to assume the type of the red death his vest was dappled in blood and his broad brow. With all the features of the face must be speckled with a scarlet whore. When the eyes of prince Prospero fell upon the spectral image, which with a slow and solemn movement as if more fully to sustain its role stocked to and fro among the Walsers. He was seen to be convulsed. And the first moment with a strong shudder, either of tear or distaste but in the next his brow reddened with rage who dares. He demanded Horsely of the courtiers who stood near him who dares and Salta with this blasphemous mockery. Sees him mask him that we may know whom we have to hang it. Sunrise from the battlements it was in the eastern or blue chamber in which the prince Prospero as he uttered. These words they rang throughout the seven rooms loudly and clearly for the prince was bald and robust man and the music had become hushed at the waving of his hand. It was in the blue room worsted, the prince with a group of pale courtiers by side at first as he spoke. There was a slight rushing movement of this group and the direction of the intruder who at the moment was also near at hand. And now with deliberate and stately step made closer approach to the speaker. But from a certain nameless. Aw, with which the maddest sumptious of the murmur had inspired the whole party. There were found none who put forth hand to seize him. So that unimpeded he passed within a yard of the Princess person. And while the vast assembly as if with one impulse shrank from the centers of the rooms to the walls he made his way on interrupted -ly.."