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At other times he used to say that it was a political matter . In fine , Carlos had the
hospitality of the Priory , and the title of Count when he chose to use it . He
brought with him a short , pursy , bearded companion , half friend , half servant ,
But Ralph — though he was to some extent of the new school , and used to boast
that , if applied to , he would grant a warrant against any Free Trader - never did ,
as a matter of fact , or not for many years . Carlos , then , Rooksby ' s Spanish ...
he hailed from a matter of ten yards . “ What are you showing that glim for ?
Anything wrong below ? ” The runners kept silence ; we heard the click of a pistol
lock . “ In the King ' s name , ” Lillywhite shouted , “ get off that nag and lend a
And , as a matter of fact , that was the smugglers ' ferocious idea of humour . They
would hang any undesirable man , like these runners , whom it would make too
great a stir to murder outright , over the edge of a low bank , and swear to him ...
I imagine I must have fallen into a stupor ; for I have only a vague impression of
somebody ' s exculpating himself to me . As a matter of fact , Ralph , after having
egged me on , in the intention of staying at home , had had qualms of conscience
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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