Such was its immediate effect on the guests that a cloud seemed to have rolled duskily from beneath the black crape, and dimmed the light of the candles.
But that piece of crape, to their imagination, seemed to hang down before his heart, the symbol of a fearful secret between him and them.
After he had seated himself, she fixed her eyes steadfastly upon the veil, but could discern nothing of the dreadful gloom that had so overawed the multitude: it was but a double fold of crape, hanging down from his forehead to his mouth, and slightly stirring with his breath.
"No," said she aloud, and smiling, "there is nothing terrible in this piece of crape, except that it hides a face which I am always glad to look upon.
Take it not amiss, beloved friend, if I wear this piece of crape till then."
Their instinctive dread caused him to feel more strongly than aught else, that a preternatural horror was interwoven with the threads of the black crape. In truth, his own antipathy to the veil was known to be so great, that he never willingly passed before a mirror, nor stooped to drink at a still fountain, lest, in its peaceful bosom, he should be affrighted by himself.
All through life that piece of crape had hung between him and the world: it had separated him from cheerful brotherhood and woman's love, and kept him in that saddest of all prisons, his own heart; and still it lay upon his face, as if to deepen the gloom of his darksome chamber, and shade him from the sunshine of eternity.
What, but the mystery which it obscurely typifies, has made this piece of crape so awful?
The festivities of dynamic blues will be continued with a wide array of specialty international street food stalls made available at the lawn ranging from classic American hotdogs, flavourful Malaysian satay to delectable French crapes
. Setting the mood for mellow smooth music the evening will commence with a beverage deal, which includes a sundown session at the beach with a free flow of cocktails followed by brew and vino.
Christmas or not, pancakes pair well with mincemeat or even go down well with some fruitcake crumbled over the top and, in the summer, there's little to beat a dessert of crApes
with an assortment of berries and ice cream.