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On this breezy October morn, I walk
in the swift shadows of cloud-cursing rooks,
watching the world wake on the horizon.
All houses wherein men have lived and died
Are haunted houses. Through the open doors
The harmless phantoms on their errands glide,
With feet that make no sound upon the floors.
We meet them at the doorway, on the stair,
Along the passages they come and go,
Impalpable impressions on the air,
A sense of something moving to and fro.
"... if you care, don't let them know,Don't give yourself away
..."to give away
- to reveal or make something known, often unintentionally; also, betray or expose someone
She gave away
her true feelings.
He gave away
This idiom is sometimes put as give oneself away
, as in If you don't want the family to know about your gambling, don't give yourself away by spending your winnings.
(The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms)