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... a Castilian , during the Peninsular war . He had been a prisoner at the time he
had died in Spain , I think . When Ralph made the grand tour , he had made the
acquaintance of his Spanish relations ; he used to talk about them , ROMANCE.
Spanish relations ; he used to talk about them , the Riegos , and Veronica used to
talk of what he said of them until they came to stand for Romance , the rol mance
of the outer world , to me . One day , a little before Ralph and Veronica became ...
Rooksby was flicking his leg with his switch in the doorway , at the bottom of the
narrow flight of stairs . He wanted to talk to me , he said , and I followed him out
through the yard on to the soft road that THE QUARRY AND THE BEACH 9.
We ' ll talk as we go . ” Someone helped me into a saddle ; my legs trembled in
the stirrups as if I had ridden a thousand miles on end already . I imagine I must
have fallen into a stupor ; for I have only a vague impression of somebody ' s ...
... without ceasing to bail for a moment . “ Ah , you are sorry to be leaving home ,
and your friends , and Spain , and your fine adventures , ” I answered . The blue
flare showed a very little nearer . There was nothing to be done but talk and wait .
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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