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I whispered loudly : “ Carlos ! Carlos ! ” There was a moment of hoarse
whispering ; a sudden gruff sound . A shaft of blazing yellow light darted from the
level of the ground into my dazed eyes . A man sprang at me and thrust
something cold ...
It was a most sudden catastrophe . A hand was clutching my windpipe . “ Don ' t
you so much as squeak , Mr . Castro , ” a voice whispered in my ear . The
lanthorn light suddenly died out , and I heard whispers . “ Get him out on to the
Presently there was a crackling of the short pine branches , a rustle , and a
hoarse whisper said from above : “ Other ' s cleared , Thoms . Got that one safe ?
” “ All serene . " The man from above dropped down into the road , a clumsy ,
Rangsley slipped from his horse . “ Blindfold ' em , lads , ” he cried , and turned
me sharply round . “ Don ' t struggle , ” he whispered in my ear ; his silk
handkerchief came cool across my eyelids . I felt hands fumbling with a knot at
the back of ...
... time to say your prayers . Look alive , lads ! ” The voice of one of the runners
began to shout , “ You ' ll swing for this — youAs for me I was in a dream . “ Jack ,
" I said , “ Jack , you won ' t - " “ Oh , that ' s all right , " the voice said in a whisper ...
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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