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... Ralph himself set me ; and Carlos had seen a deal more of the world than
Ralph . He had a foreign sense of humour that made him forever ready to
sacrifice his personal dignity . It made Veronica laugh , and even drew a grim
smile from my ...
To me his words and his smile seemed to imply a bitter irony ; but they were said
very earnestly . Castro had hauled the helpless form of old Rangsley forward . I
caught him muttering savagely : “ I could kill that old man ! ” He did not want to be
He looked at me , smiling a little mournfully . “ Ah , Juan mio , " he said , “ Spain is
not like your England , unchanging and stable . The party who reign to - day do
not love me , and they are masters in Cuba as in Spain . But in his province my ...
Carlos answered me with one of his nervous and angry smiles . “ Ah , Juan mine ,
do not ask too many questions ! I wish you could come with me all the way , but I
cannot tell you all I know . I do not even myself know all . It seems that the man ...
He turned his head round towards me , his hand extended , a smile upon his lips
. “ Juan , ” he said , “ let us not quarrel . You are very young ; you cannot
understand these things ; you cannot weigh them ; you have a foolish idea in
your head .
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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