Praed's thin, sun-blackened countenance was immovable, masklike.
A spasm distorted the masklike features, but in a moment it was gone.
His masklike face relaxed, and he stroked his black moustaches, and took a long pull of his cigar.
Gradenigo, one hand on the door, turned slowly backward a masklike face.
He glanced at Monck with the words, almost as if seeking sympathy; ...