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Shiel -A big thing of a pig.---Aristophanes. Yesterday again I stood and looked at Hargen Hall from the lake; and it is this that has brought me to write of my life in it.
Wintry winds were whistling through the withered bracken and the branches, whirling withered birch-leaves about the south quadrangle; and no birds sang. When I first entered it I was a girl, one might say--gay enough; but now I have known what one never forgets; and the days and the hairs grow grey together. Five titled names among my friends gained me an entrance to Hargen in the fall of the year ’08.
I arrived on the evening of 10 th November; and shall never forget the strangeness of the impression made on my mind that night: for even ere I rounded into sight of the house, the sound of the waters far off filled me with a feeling of the eerily...

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