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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 been an inventor , a projector , and my mother had been a poor beauty ,
brought up on the farm we still lived on — the last rag of land that had remained
to her father . Then she had married a good man in his way ; a good enough ...
... 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
We entered quietly , and after a moment she looked up candidly into my eyes ,
and placed her finger on her lips , motioning her head towards her father . She
placed her hand in mine , and whispered very clearly : “ Be welcome , my English
You ' ll have heard tell of a Scotch Chief Justice whose son spent in Amsterdam
the money his father earned on the justice seat in Edinb ' ro ' - money paid for rum
and run silks . . . ” Of course I had heard of it ; everybody had ; but it had been ...
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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