He was not the kind of man to be turned from his business by any commotion of the elements; and at the appointed hour his sleigh glided up through the snow like a stage-apparition behind thickening veils of gauze.
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Hamlet saw an apparition at midnight.
At the unexpected apparition, no one dared even to breathe.