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I had not had a very happy life , and I had lived shut in on myself , thinking of the
wide world beyond my reach , * ! that seemed to hold out infinite possibilities of
romance , of adventure , of love , perhaps , and stores of gold . In the family my ...
... to some far - off lawless adventures — perhaps over there in Spain , where
there were war and rebellion . Shortly afterwards Rooksby proposed for the hand
of Veronica and was accepted - by my mother . Veronica went about looking
You mind me , and look to yourself with them . There ' s something unnatural . ”
His words had a certain effect upon me , and his manner perhaps more . A thing
that was “ unnatural ” to Jack Rangsley — the man of darkness , who lived forever
Perhaps he was tired of his life ; perhaps he really regretted what he left behind
him in England , or somewhere else some association , some woman . But he , at
least , if we went down together , would go gallantly , and without complaint , at ...
He had bought it — of a bad man , perhaps , I do not ask . It was Castro your
police wished to take . But I , bon Dieu , do you think I would take watches ? ” I
certainly did not think he had taken a watch ; but I did not relinquish the idea that
he , in ...
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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