The Flight of the Falcon Author:Daphne du Maurier I went across the street and bent over the sleeping woman. The furtive odour of stale wine, worn clothes, rose to my nostrils....Suddenly she stirred. She lifted her head. The features were aquiline and proud, the eyes, once large, were now sunken, and the straggling grey hair fell in strands to her shoulders. She must have travelled from so... more »me distance, for she had two baskets beside her containing bread and wine, and yet a futher woolen shawl. Once again I was seized with that sense of recognition, that link with the past which could not be explained. Even the hand that, warm despite the cold air, held on to mine in gratitude awakened an involuntary, reluctant response. She stared at me. Her lips moved.