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He implored me with his eyes for a long time . Manuel - del - Popolo , as he
called himself , pushed the hair back from his forehead I had noticed that the love
- locks were plaited with black braid , and THE GIRL WITH THE LIZARD 121.
We have arranged the confusion up above , ” he said to Manuel - del - Popolo ; "
you may go and see to the sailing . . . . Hurry ; it is growing late . ” Manuel blazed
silently , and stalked out of the door as if he had an electric cloud round his head
... and the little stones find their places . " " He paused to listen to the sounds that
came from above . “ That Manuel is a fool , ” he said without rancour ; “ he is mad
with jealousy because for this day I have command here . But , 124 ROMANCE.
Manuel - del - Popolo , the extraordinary improvisador with the guitar , was an
aspirant for power with a certain following of his own . Words could not express
Castro ' s scorn for these fellows . Ladrones ! vermin of the earth , scum of the sea
... and the straight shadow upon the other seemed to lie at the foot of the columns
, black as a broad stroke of Indian ink . “ And what do you think of it , Castro ? ” I
asked . “ I think that Domingo has his orders . Manuel has made a song already .
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