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There is a man called O ' Brien , who mismanages my uncle ' s affairs . What do I
know ? The good Tomas has been in some villainy that is no affair of mine . He is
a good friend and a faithful dependent of my family ' s . He certainly had that ...
Smiled againings and alling fortunisht to be o might have been gentle mockery .
At any rate , it also contained intense scrutiny , and , perhaps , a little of appeal . I
sighed myself . “ There is a man called O ' Brien in there , ” he said . “ He does us
I said that I imagined him the more famous Seņor Juez O ' Brien . " It ' s little use
saying ye arren ' t famous , " he said . His voice had the faint , infinitely sweet
twang of certain Irishry ; a thing as delicate and intangible as the scent of lime
O ' Brien , with shrewd glances , rocked his chair . . . . What did I want ? he
inquired . To see life ? What he proposed was the life for a fine young fellow like
me . Moreover , I was half Scotch . Had I forgotten the wrongs of my own country .
I sai “ We ' re backwards hereabouts , " O ' Brien jeered . “ But over - there they
winked and chuckled at the judge , and they do the same in Havana at us . "
Suddenly from behind us the voice of the young girl said , “ Of what do you
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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