He said he would . ” Ralph remained lost in a kind of gloomy abstraction , while I
went on worrying him for Carlos ' address . “ Carlos is the only soul I know
outside five miles from here . Besides , he ' s friends in the Indies . That ' s where I
... through the silence of the long , narrow main street . Every now and then
Carlos Riego coughed lamentably , but Tomas Castro rode in gloomy silence .
There was a light here and there in a window , but not a soul stirring 24
there in a window , but not a soul stirring abroad . On the blind of an inn the
shadow of a bearded man held the shadow of a rummer to its mouth . “ That ' ll be
my uncle , ” Rangsley said . “ He ' ll be the man to do your errand . ” He called to
Castro I detested ; but I accepted their relationship without in the least
understanding how Carlos , with his fine grain , his high soul - I gave him credit
for a high soul - could put up with the squalid ferocity with which I credited Castro
. It seemed ...
It was noticeable because Castro held aloof from every other soul on board .
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
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