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Having imperiously thrust the door of the inner room open , he remained
immovable , with no intention of entering , and called in a harsh , aged voice : “
Seņor Ramon ! Seņor Ramon ! ” and then twice : “ Seraphina - Seraphina ! ”
turning his ...
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 ...
Ralph remained lost in a kind of gloomy abstraction , while I went on worrying
him for Carlos ' address . “ Carlos is the only soul I know outside five miles from
here . Besides , he ' s friends in the Indies . That ' s where I want to go , and he
Jamaica was in those days — and remained for many years after — in the throes
of a question . The question was , of course , that of the abolition of slavery . The
planters as a rule were immensely rich and overbearing . They said , “ If the ...
... remained a sprinkling in the Vale , were at first inclined to make much of me .
There was Mrs . Topnambo , a withered , very dried - up personage , who
affected pink trimmings ; she gave the ton to the countryside as far as ton could
be given ...
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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