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CHAPTER III. Silence reigned in the room. Jutta ventured no word in
reply. In the look which she cast upon the invalid, there was,
indeed, something like shyness and a sudden terror at her own
temerity. She walked to and fro several times, ?her little feet
glided as noiselessly over the worn floor as though they sunk into
thick carpets; only the mysterious silk dress rustled as it brushed
past the furniture. But without, the tempest raged furiously around
the old towers. The few leaves left upon the moaning trees came
rattling against the window- panes with the driving snow, and the
shutters of the windows, high up in the roof of the tower, banged
helplessly backwards and forwards. Suddenly, in the midst of this
universal uproar, a human voice was heard shouting loudly. The
fores1house was not as entirely secluded in summer as might have
been imagined. The narrow road, over which Sievert had gone with
such difficulty, led at about thirty paces distance past the
northern side of the house and over the easy ascent and descent of
the mountain, directly toward A, uniting at the mountain's base
with the highroad to the town. It thus shortened the road between
Neuenfeld and the town by at least half a mile. This fact, and the
delicious coolness of the forest, caused the path to be tolerably
frequented in warm weather. The villagers passed and repassed, and
often stopped to talk with Sievert, or to undertake some little
commission for him in the town. On very hot days, travellers in
their carriages would forsake thdusty highroad for this secluded
way, and, in the peace and green twilight of the forest, forget the
uneven ground beneath their horses' feet. The inhabitants of the
forest- house were, it is true, reminded of this vein of human life
only by the occasional sounds o...
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