Bram Stoker quote about talking from Dracula - I comforted him as well as I could. In such cases men do not need much expression. A grip of the hand, the tightening of an arm over the shoulder, a sob in unison, are expressions of sympathy dear to a man's heart.
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I comforted him as well as I could. In such cases men do not need much expression. A grip of the hand, the tightening of an arm over the shoulder, a sob in unison, are expressions of sympathy dear to a man's heart.
 Bram Stoker, Dracula (1897). copy citation

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Author Bram Stoker
Source Dracula
Topic talking expression comforting
Date 1897
Language English
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“Here he suddenly broke down, and threw his arms round my shoulders and laid his head on my breast, crying:— «Oh, Jack! Jack! What shall I do! The whole of life seems gone from me all at once, and there is nothing in the wide world for me to live for.»
I comforted him as well as I could. In such cases men do not need much expression. A grip of the hand, the tightening of an arm over the shoulder, a sob in unison, are expressions of sympathy dear to a man's heart. I stood still and silent till his sobs died away, and then I said softly to him:—
«Come and look at her.»
Together we moved over to the bed, and I lifted the lawn from her face. God! how beautiful she was.” source

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