He had evidently forgotten all about the dark stranger, as in his illness he had forgotten all that this episode had reminded him of.
Now I shall learn something pleasant, I am sure; for it will tell me the other side of a true love episode of which I know one side already....
But Ahab, my Captain, still moves before me in all his Nantucket grimness and shagginess; and in this episode touching Emperors and Kings, I must not conceal that I have only to do with a poor old whale-hunter like him; and, therefore, all outward majestical trappings and housings are denied me.
The inmates were asleep, but it was a sleep that was set on a hair-trigger, on account of the exciting episode of the night.
But on the whole he felt glad the little episode had happened, for now he knew beyond all question that that bundle was not the bundle, and so his mind was at rest and exceedingly comfortable.
The Cardiff Hill episode sank into instant insignificance, the burglars were forgotten, horses were saddled, skiffs were manned, the ferryboat ordered out, and before the horror was half an hour old, two hundred men were pouring down highroad and river toward the cave.
37 The Scop’s Song of Finn and Hnæf The Finn Episode (continued) (XVIII.)
THE FINN EPISODE (continued).
He narrated that episode so persistently and with so important an air that everyone believed in the merit and usefulness of his deed, and he had obtained two decorations for Austerlitz.
Before Sónya and her mother, if Borís happened to be mentioned, she spoke quite freely of that episode as of some childish, long-forgotten matter that was not worth mentioning.