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    Trepident, clouded ...


    And the Xelucha-thing for the third time today ...

    ""Xélucha! My memory grows palsied and grey, Xélucha! pity me--my walk is in the very valley of shadow!---senile and sere!--observe my hair, Xélucha, its grizzled growth--trepidant, Xélucha, clouded--I am not the man you knew, Xélucha, in the palaces--of Cosmo! You are Xélucha!"

    What I need to help with is two things in the text; the first one is his screaming "senile and sere!" Does the cowed man speak abou himself?
    The second, when he uses "trepidant, Xélucha, clouded!" does he speak to the woman in front of him?
    Sorry if my question sounds stupid but the text is a little bit obscure for me so I have decided to look for an expert help.

    Xélucha, M.P.Shiel, 1895

    Thank you very much

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    Re: Trepident, clouded ...

    I am not a teacher.

    He is talking about himself in both instances.

    Whether there is actually anyone else there, or whether it is just a soliloquy, I can't tell from this, but if you are reading the book I assume you would know.


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