guess at the likeness of these other and perhaps extinct
There was a simultaneous cry from the rest.
"Finita la commedia!" I said to the doctor.
He made no answer, and turned away with horror.
I shrugged my shoulders and bowed to Grush- nitski's seconds.
AS I descended by the path, I observed Grush- nitski's bloodstained corpse between the clefts of the rocks. Involuntarily, I closed my eyes.
Untying my horse, I set off home at a walking pace. A stone lay upon my heart. To my eyes the sun seemed dim, its beams were powerless to warm me.
I did not ride up to the village, but turned to the right, along the gorge. The sight of a man would have been painful to me: I wanted to be alone. Throwing down the bridle and letting my head fall on my breast, I rode for a long time, and at length found myself in a spot with which I was wholly unfamiliar. I turned my horse back and began to search for the road. The sun had al- ready set by the time I had ridden up to Kislo- vodsk -- myself and my horse both utterly spent!
My servant told me that Werner had called, and he handed me two notes: one from Werner, the other . . . from Vera.