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  • He just lay there, with his eyes open and empty of everything save consciousness, and with something, a shadow, about his mouth.
    Chapter 19 (97% in)
  • But they were all conscious of him, of the steady back (he worked well enough, with a kind of baleful and restrained steadiness) and arms.
    Chapter 2 (12% in)
  • So the sign which he carpentered and lettered is even less to him than it is to the town; he is no longer conscious of it as a sign, a message.
    Chapter 3 (13% in)
  • He had been tied to a tree and beaten unconscious.
    Chapter 3 (78% in)
  • ...sitting on the cot in the dark room, that he was hearing a myriad sounds of no greater volume—voices, murmurs, whispers: of trees, darkness, earth; people: his own voice; other voices evocative of names and times and places—which he had been conscious of all his life without knowing it, which were his life, thinking God perhaps and me not knowing that too He could see it like a printed sentence, fullborn and already dead, God loves me too, like the faded and weathered letters on a...
    Chapter 5 (17% in)
  • He asked that the child's stubborn heart be softened and that the sin of disobedience be forgiven him also, through the advocacy of the man whom he had flouted and disobeyed, requesting that Almighty be as magnanimous as himself, and by and through and because of conscious grace.
    Chapter 7 (29% in)
  • Perhaps he was conscious of somewhere within him the two severed wireends of volition and sentience lying, not touching now, waiting to touch, to knit anew so that he could move.
    Chapter 10 (3% in)
  • Usually all he risked was a cursing from the woman and the matron of the house, though now and then he was beaten unconscious by other patrons, to waken later in the street or in the jail.
    Chapter 10 (42% in)
  • He had departed immediately: he did not know that at the time he was telling it, the negro Roz was lying unconscious in a neighboring cabin, with his skull fractured where Christmas, just inside the now dark door, had struck him with the bench leg when Roz plunged into the church.
    Chapter 14 (27% in)
  • Then, sitting there, the sun warming him slowly, he goes to sleep without knowing it, because the next thing of which he is conscious is a terrific clatter of jangling and rattling wood and metal and trotting hooves.
    Chapter 14 (86% in)
  • That this white man who very nearly depended on the bounty and charity of negroes for sustenance was going singlehanded into remote negro churches and interrupting the service to enter the pulpit and in his harsh, dead voice and at times with violent obscenity, preach to them humility before all skins lighter than theirs, preaching the superiority of the white race, himself his own exhibit A, in fanatic and unconscious paradox.
    Chapter 15 (17% in)
  • Looking down at the unconscious face, it seems to Byron as though the whole man were fleeing away from the nose which holds invincibly to something yet of pride and courage above the sluttishness of vanquishment like a forgotten flag above a ruined fortress.
    Chapter 16 (3% in)
  • The woman appears to be the more assured, or at least the more conscious, of the two of them.
    Chapter 16 (23% in)
  • Her hand moves about the baby's head, not touching it: a gesture instinctive, unneeded, apparently unconscious of itself.
    Chapter 17 (77% in)
  • Byron was not conscious of this.
    Chapter 18 (4% in)
  • He spoke with a different voice, almost in different words, as though he dwelled by ordinary among different surroundings and in a different world; crouching beside the bed the child could feel the man fill the room with rude health and unconscious contempt, he too as helpless and frustrated as they.
    Chapter 20 (35% in)

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