“By the basin, under a small portico cut in the solid wall, sat a priest, old, bearded, wrinkled, cowled — never being more perfectly eremitish. From the manner of the people present, hardly might one say which was the attraction, the fountain, forever sparkling, or the priest, forever there. He heard, saw, was seen, but never spoke. occasionally a visitor extended a hand to him with a coin in it. With a cunning twinkle of the eyes, he took the money, and gave the party in exchange a leaf of papyrus.” Ben-Hur, book four, chapter eight, page 211
Eremite: a hermit or recluse, especially one under a religious vow.
Confession: I can’t remember what part this was; I just remember the word and how cool it sounded. However, enjoy the bit from the book and the word as well as your Tuesday!