I was a child and She was a child, In this kingdom by the sea, But we loved with a love that was more than love - I and my ANNABEL LEE - With a love that the wingéd seraphs of Heaven Coveted her and me.
And this was the reason that, long ago, In this kingdom by the sea, A wind blew out of a cloud by night Chilling my ANNABEL LEE; So that her high-born kinsmen came And bore her away from me, To shut her up, in a sepulchre In this kingdom by the sea.
Not until the camp was wrapped in the quiet of slumber did Sing Lee return--stealthy and mysterious--to creep under cover of a moonless night to the door of the workshop.
But we loved with a love that was more than love- I and my Annabel Lee;
A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling My beautiful Annabel Lee;
The jibs behind me cracked aloud, the rudder slammed to, the whole ship gave a sickening heave and shudder, and at the same moment the main-boom swung inboard, the sheet groaning in the blocks, and showed me the lee
So he had eschewed all love-making, regulated his dual life, cleaned up a million in business, fought shy of match-making mamas and bright-eyed and eager young ladies of various ages, met Lilian Gersdale and made it a rigid observance never to see her later than eight o'clock in the evening, run of nights after his coyotes, and slept in forest lairs--and through it all had kept his secret safe save Lee Sing .
Double screens prevented him from escaping into the woods, and each night Lee Sing locked him in and each morning let him out.
It will be an education for the child, said I, only being with her cousins; if Miss Lee
taught her nothing, she would learn to be good and clever from them."
So violently had she heeled over, that the men in the cabin had been thrown on top of one another into the lee
bunk, where they squirmed and twisted and were washed about, those underneath being perilously near to drowning.
I had been swept against the galley and around the steerage companion-way from the weather side into the lee