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It seems that on Liverpool docks , in the owl - light , they fell in with an elderly
hunks just returned from West Indies , who asks the time at the door of a shipping
agent . Castro pulls out a watch , and the old fellow jumps on it , vows it ' s his
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 ...
He limited his energies to working the underground passage , to the success of
which his fox - like cunning , and intimate knowledge of the passing shipping ,
were indispensable . I was preparing to follow the others down the ladder when ...
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
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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