From all my goings to and fro upon the earth, I had brought back only the image of a woman's face,--the face of that strange woman
of the moorland, still haunting my dreams of the night and the day.
It was from the strange woman
next door that Saxon received a hint, dropped in casual conversation, of what proved the culminating joy of bathing.
You know, madam, she is a strange woman
; but nothing could misbecome
"If you are thinking of hospital-nurses," I said, "I must tell you that I believe he married chiefly that he might have a wife instead of a strange woman
to nurse him when he is sick."
"Why did you come?" she said to the strange woman
. "I will not let you stay.
To have a strange woman
in my mother's room - you who are used to them cannot conceive what it meant to us.
In fact, eccentric as was her conduct, it was also overshadowed by her triumph; with the result that the General no longer feared to be publicly compromised by being seen with such a strange woman
, but, smiling in a condescending, cheerfully familiar way, as though he were soothing a child, he offered his greetings to the old lady.
"Ye see, my brothers," said Ignosi, "this was a strange woman
, and I rejoice that she is dead.
The whole setting was wild, and for the first time, regarding this strange woman
and realizing how incongruous she was in it, I was aware of how much a part of it I was myself.
The strange woman
, and her passionate sentence that rang out so sharply, had frightened them both.
Sir Nigel gave a long sigh as he came back from the dreams of chivalry and hardihood into which this strange woman
's words had wafted him.
"A strange woman
rose up there, just before me," he said in a low voice; "she seemed to come from the world of shades rather than from the land of the living.