This was the figure that now started forward, and burst into an animated torrent of words. As this chapter
has been a long one, however, and as the old man was a remarkable personage, it will be more respectful
to him, and more convenient to us, to let him speak for himself in a fresh one.en inquiring look, that
such remarkable features could have escaped his attention for a moment. There was a fixed grim smile
perpetually on his countenance; he leant his chin on a long skinny hand, with nails of extraordinary length; and
as he inclined his head to one side, and looked keenly out from beneath his ragged grey eyebrows,
there was a strange, wild slyness in his leer, quite repulsive to behold.