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Then he driven via, shoulders first, and, from the architrave, measured the gap which separated him from the basin of an empty holy water stoup which rose to the proper of the door; then he flung himself onto its brim with a really distinctive jump throughout the air. yet given that we're kind of conversant in his habit less than such situations, we will now not keep on with him step-by-step in his extra evolutions, nor stay upon his each little gesture and pose. that's, until eventually the instant while, having crossed, quickly and spiderlike, the full size of the chapel, we discover him clambering up the altar. Now Nena observed him correct earlier than her, quite a few steps away, within the evident mild solid by means of the 2 huge candles. either she and the nun have been petrified and held their breath. after which the horror all started. Tombo decisively approached the ciborium and opened it brusquely, slamming again the small door. He stood for a mo ment, peering inside of together with his head cocked, like a bird, then 82 the 2 outdated M aids thrust within the ordinary arm and two times pulled out a handful of conse crated hosts, which he speedily gobbled. A t this aspect the little nun, not able to undergo the sight of this sacrilege, made a pointy circulate and convulsively squeezed Nena’s arm. Sensing that her better half was once getting ready to intrude, additionally simply because she probably felt that the vigil’s objective had via now been accomplished, Nena nailed her to the spot with unsuspected power, nearly with violence, even as clapping a give up her mouth. And the little nun submitted, both out of worry or temptation. Tombo, having gobbled the consecrated hosts, rotated a few times in a gruesome type on the fringe of the altar, as though he anticipated an audience’s applause to persist with his functionality. Then he approached the cibonum back and this time took from it just one consecrated host, which he dropped at the altar; then he pulled out the sacred chalice, protecting it horizontally through its stem, and this he additionally dropped, with no even bothering to examine it; subsequent, together with his correct hand, he extracted the sacred corporal, which, even if, he held onto. relocating now towards the cornice of the altar, he grasped together with his left hand the ampulla of holy wine, which he clutched to his chest. again on the middle, he halted with an obtuse stare, maintaining those final items in his arms, as though he didn't be aware of what to do with them, or relatively, considering his palms have been complete, didn't understand how to seasoned ceed. ultimately he violently shook out the sacred corporal, and having during this manner controlled to unfurl it, flung it with a whip ping sound to his toes. Then he picked it up, whilst putting the ampulla among his legs, yet an speedy later he back seized the ampulla and published the corporal—ending up via conserving them either, as before everything of the maneuver. yet, due The previous M aids gj to his jerky gestures, part of the holy fabric had develop into wrapped round his forearm, and now Tombo discovered that he may use his correct hand with out losing the holy fabric.