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  • Even a monk might have loved them as choice masterpieces of his Maker’s hand.
  • ’ "Ye were merry, daughters," said the monk.
  • The old abbey flourished then; and the five sisters, living on its fair domains, paid yearly dues to the black monks of St Benedict, to which fraternity it belonged.
  • ’The monk answered not, save by a grave inclination of the head, and the sisters pursued their task in silence.
  • The sisters bent gracefully over their work; the monk, resting his chin upon his hands, looked from one to the other in silence.
  • ’ "Stay!" said the monk, raising his right hand in the air, and directing an angry glance by turns at Alice and the eldest sister.
  • ’With the indifference or abstraction of one well accustomed to the change, the monk glided into the house, and entered a low, dark room.
  • ’She glanced at the monk as she spoke, and, opening a cabinet, brought forth the five frames of work, completed long before.
  • ’The monk rose and advanced towards them.
  • ’The monk turned to the second sister.
  • ’It was a bright and sunny morning in the pleasant time of summer, when one of those black monks emerged from the abbey portal, and bent his steps towards the house of the fair sisters.
  • ’The monk—even the monk—could bear with some grief here; for it was long since these sisters had met, and there were furrows in their blanched faces which years could never plough.
  • ’The monk—even the monk—could bear with some grief here; for it was long since these sisters had met, and there were furrows in their blanched faces which years could never plough.
  • ’There was a sullen darkness in the sky, and the sun had gone angrily down, tinting the dull clouds with the last traces of his wrath, when the same black monk walked slowly on, with folded arms, within a stone’s-throw of the abbey.
  • ’ "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.
  • ’ "There is little need," said the monk, with a meaning look, "to fritter away the time in gewgaws which shall raise up the pale ghosts of hopes of early years.

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  • a Tibetan monk wearing an orange robe
  • a Catholic monk leading a life of austerity

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