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J antica cocked hat against the side ; the legs , one bent , the other bowing a little
back — this was the attitude of Seraphina ' s father . Having imperiously thrust the
door of the inner room open , he remained immovable , with no intention of ...
He had probably been in worse circumstances when campaigning with the Army
of the Faith in Spain . And there was certainly the uncle with the romantic title and
the great inheritance , and the cousin - - the Miss Seraphina , whom he would ...
... commissioner and the judge of the Marine Court sent by the Havana
authorities to deliver the pirates . It was after that , that in Ramon ' s dusky store , I
had iny first sight of Seraphina and of her father , and then came my meeting with
But Seraphina , whom by the laws of convenience he ought to have married , had
quite calmly refused him . “ I did not impress her ; she is romantic . She wanted a
very bold man , a Cid , something that it is not easy to have . ” He paused again ...
A voice cried I could not help thinking - warningly , “ Seraphina , Seraphina , ”
and another voice said with excessive softness , “ Seņorita ! Voyons ! quelle folie
. ” She sprang at me . Her hand hurt my wrist as she dragged me aft . I scrambled
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“And on this ghostly sigh, on this breath, with the feeble click of beads in the nun’s hands, a silence fell upon the room, vast as the stillness of a world of unknown faiths, loves, beliefs, of ... Read full review