the rear, laughing and
conversing with each other, without taking much notice of the other members of the cavalcade.
The companion of the church dignitary was a man past forty, thin, strong, tall, and muscular; an
athletic figure, which long fatigue and constant exercise seemed to have left none of the softer part of
the human form, having reduced the whole to brawn, bones, and sinews, which had sustained a
thousand toils, and were ready to dare a thousand more. His head was covered with a
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