No," replied Fisher, "the runaway monk
is not a thief.
No doubt about it," joined in a third, "she is a witch who has dealings with the surly monk, for the purpose of plundering officers.
I will recall to these gentlemen, that in the deposition taken at his bedside, the assassinated officer, while declaring that he had a vague idea when the black man accosted him that the latter might be the surly monk, added that the phantom had pressed him eagerly to go and make acquaintance with the accused; and upon his, the captain's, remarking that he had no money, he had given him the crown which the said officer paid to la Falourdel.
One of these cannibals, who had reached a good age, declared of his own free will that during the course of his long and miserable life he had personally killed and eaten, in the most profound secrecy, sixty monks, not to mention several children; the number of the latter he thought was about six, an insignificant total when compared with the enormous mass of ecclesiastics consumed by him.
Lebedeff is not mistaken, in my opinion, when he says that there were cannibals in those days, perhaps in considerable numbers; but I do not understand why he should have dragged in the monks, nor what he means by that.
It is undoubtedly because, in the twelfth century, monks were the only people one could eat; they were the fat, among many lean," said Gavrila Ardalionovitch.
When summer was over he did not return to Petersburg, but entered a monastery and there became a monk.
She understood that he had become a monk in order to be above those who considered themselves his superiors.
In a few moments it opened again to admit a short square monk with a heavy, composed face and an authoritative manner.
Then he turned his eager fiery gaze upon the pale-faced monk who faced him.
But Caedmon could neither read nor write, nor is it at all likely that he ever learned to do either even after he became a monk, for we are told that "he was well advanced in years" before his great gift of song came to him.
We can imagine the pious, humble monk listening while another read and translated to him out of some Latin missal.
The monk answered not, save by a grave inclination of the head, and the sisters pursued their task in silence.
Still wasting the precious hours," said the monk at length, turning to the eldest sister as he spoke, "still wasting the precious hours on this vain trifling.
Levin remembered that when Nikolay had been in the devout stage, the period of fasts and monks
and church services, when he was seeking in religion a support and a curb for his passionate temperament, everyone, far from encouraging him, had jeered at him, and he, too, with the others.