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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER DL Restoration and Meditation. At that moment Cling?clang?clash?broke out the most discordant bell possible to imagine?certainly the worst bell even in this wide world of bad bells. Good Lord cried Gilbert, what instrument of torture is that ? It is our bell. It rings for Restoration?at eight o'clock and one o'clock and six o'clock. And it wakes us up in the morning. I can well believe that, said Gilbert. This bell would wake the Seven Sleepers. Let us go in to Restoration, then. Your place will be next to me?I have you on one side, and the other Englishman Him of the badness? Yes?on the other side. Oh, I shall have to meet him?sit opposite to him at Restoration?three times a day, shall I ? Curious For how many days, I wonder The three long, narrow tables, which were the principal furniture of the hall, were now spread with tablecloths, not too white, for it was near the end of the week, and laid with dishes and plates. The Fraternity?brethren and sisters?were all assembled in their places; they filled the benches, and were in number about a hundred and twenty. There was no grace or formality of any kind?never was a monastery more free from rules, not even the famous House of Thelema, on the Loire. Each one as he arrived took his seat, seized knife and fork, and without further ceremonybegan to eat and to drink with zeal. Already, though the bell had only just stopped, there was audible from all parts of the hall the musical tinkle of knife and plate. On the platform one of the Community played the piano. By his long fair hair, by his blue eyes, by his beard, by his glasses, he proclaimed himself a German. He played extremely well; soft, pleasant music, that dropped upon the ears with soothing, not stimulat...
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