he could but dimly discern the others who were brought there
No crowd was about the door; no people were discernible at any of the many windows; not even a chance passerby was in the street.
As it advanced, the mender of roads would discern without surprise, that it was a shaggy-haired man, of almost barbarian aspect, tall, in wooden shoes that were clumsy even to the eyes of a mender of roads, grim, rough, swart, steeped in the mud and dust of many highways, dank with the marshy moisture of many low grounds, sprinkled with the thorns and leaves and moss of many byways through woods.
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The second picture has more pixels, but the human eye can’t discern the difference.
She prays to discern good from evil in all of its disguises.