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Examples of Plaintive
As he stood watching, he was conscious of people approaching.
The East was calling him.
A caravan of camels hunched alone in the middle distance, making for the western desert.
Achmet threw dice once more.
She begged Cassandra to play to her, and when they went upstairs Cassandra opened the piano directly, and did her best to create an atmosphere of unmixed beauty.
At any rate, she had shut up "The Duchess of Malfi" with a sigh, and wished to know, so she told Rodney at dinner, whether there wasn't some young writer with a touch of the great spirit-somebody who made you believe that life was BEAUTIFUL?