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... when his uncle had sent Tomas Castro to bring him to Cuba , to the town of Rio
Medio . “ The town belongs to my uncle . He is very rich ; a Grand d ' Espagne . . .
everything ; but he is noy very old , and has left Havana to die in 34 ROMANCE.
very old , and has left Havana to die in his palace in his own town . He has an
only daughter , a Doņa Seraphina , and I suppose that if I find favour in his eyes I
shall marry her , and inherit my uncle ' s great riches ; I am the only one that is left
Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford. 58 ROMANCE much greater . But I do not
even know whether those who take my goods are pirates , as you English say , or
Mexican privateers , as the Havana authorities say . I do not very much care .
Or you can take a trip with me to Havana till it blows over . My old woman ' s on
board . ” His face fell . “ But there , you ' ll get round her . I ' ll see you through . ”
They drank some sangaree and became noisy . J . wasn ' t very happy ; there
We had not really captured the pirates ; they had been handed over to the
admiral by the Havana authorities - - as an international courtesy I suppose , or
else because they were pirates of no account and short in funds , or because the
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