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He has the habit of staring at a thing as if he hated it. His eyes are holes full of shadows, in which dim, menacing things wait, slightly stirring. There is a rumour that he has been in jail. Who knows? Or perhaps his pallor is natural to him; some men are born pale. It may be that Thurstan has done time : lots of people have. If he did, it was for some outburst of violence, rather than petty larceny or sneak-thievery, for there is a savage recklessness in every line and curve of the man.
His lean hand with its bitten nails holds the tobacco against the paper. Blue veins like whipcord writhe over and around tendons that jump and snap taut like wires in a musical instrument. That would be a bad hand to have on your windpipe. The knuckles are dented and scarred. From one angle the hand looks like pincers : from another it resembles an old mallet. Thurstan is not a big man : he just touches the minimum five-foot-nine-and-a-half. And he is fleshless. His cheeks are stinken : he has had bad times. He can't possibly weigh more than nine stone. Yet there is about him an air of appalling force; a nervous power that could drive him through an iron plate. Was he a boxer? He won't talk. His nose is smashed to the four points of the compass ... but boxers don't have such knuckles. You do not often see scats such as Thurstan has on his face. It is not that they are very terrible scars : simply that they are queer. High up on his right cheekbone there is a rough oval of white indentations. Toothmarks ! Where he comes from, men fight with fangs and claws and hoofs. His forehead is marked with two depressions, circular in out-

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