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I say , Ralph , give me Carlos ' direction . . . . ” I caught hold of his arm . “ I ' ll go
after him . He ' d show me a little life . He said he would . ” Ralph remained lost in
a kind of gloomy abstraction , while I went on worrying him for Carlos ' address .
I can ' t give my cousin up . He could be smuggled out , right enough . But then I
should have to get across salt water , too , for at least a year . Why — ' He
seemed ready to tear his hair , and then I put in my say . He needed a little
But he was hard enough , tyrannical enough , and had nerve enough to keep
Freetrading alive in our parts until long after it had become an anachronism . He
ended his days on the gallows , of course , but that was long afterwards . “ I ' d
I dare say you would give me a bed , " I went on . The second mate was quite
close to us then . Carlos looked at me with an expression of affection that a little
shamed my lightness of tone : : " I love you much more than a kinsman , Juan , "
The caballero is pleased to give me credit for a very great knowledge . What
should I know of that town ? There are doubtless good men there and very
wicked , as in other towns . Who knows ? Your worship must ask the boats ' crews
that the ...
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