Everything else had not only the appearance of age, but the look of having been cast up as a high- water mark by the sea, which had receded
and left only the tangled wreckage.
Farther and farther the hunt receded,
taking, as it seemed, the direction towards the river, and leaving this part of the chase quiet and free.
Already in the realisation of the new life the convent days seemed long ago, the convent itself to have receded
into a far off past.