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He himself purported to be the master of the very ship . Afterwards — in the
solitary dusk among the ropes and bales — there had evidently been some play
with knives , and it ended with a flight to London , and then down to Rooksby ' s
Rangsley was waiting to conduct us into the town , where we should find a man
to take us three fugitives out to the expected ship . We rode clattering
aggressively through the silence of the long , narrow main street . Every now and
then Carlos ...
What ' s the ship ? ” . I was at a loss , but Carlos said out of the darkness , “ The
ship the Thames . My friend Seņor Ortiz , of the Minories , said you would know . "
“ Oh , I know , I know , ” Rangsley said softly ; and , indeed , he did know all that ...
See , seņor ! ” The blue gleam was much larger — it flared smokily up towards
the sky . I made out ghastly parallelograms of a ship ' s sails high above us , and
at last many faces peering unseeingly over the rail in our direction . We all
There were all the elements of romance about Carlos ' story - except the actual
discomforts of the ship in which we were sailing . He himself had never been in
Cuba or seen his uncle ; but he had , as I have indicated , ruined himself in one ...
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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