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    #1

    Not one but in it

    Hello,

    Does the bold text mean each of the houses is haunted by some soul?

    Look out upon the houses of the city this dawning day: not one, I tell you, but in it haunts some soul---walking up and down the old theatre of its little Day--goading imagination by a thousand childish tricks, vraisemblances---elaborately duping itself into the momentary fantasy that it still lives, that the chance of life is not for ever and for ever lost--yet riving all the time with under-memories of the wasted Summer, the lapsed brief light between the two eternal glooms--riving I say and shriek to you!---riving, Mérimée, you destroying fiend--She had sprung--tall now, she seemed to me--between couch and table.

    M.P.Shiel, Xélucha, 1895

    Thanks a lot.
    Not a Teacher

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    #2

    Re: Not one but in it

    Yes.
    I am not a teacher.

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