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Then we came to a halt , and Rangsley called sharply from close to me : “ Now , you runners — and you , John Kemphere you be on the brink of eternity , above the old quarry . There's a sheer drop of a hundred feet .
The second mate was quite close to us then . Carlos looked at me with an expression of affection that a little shamed my lightness of tone : “ I love you much more than a kinsman , Juan , " he said . “ I wish you could come with me .
... had to close his ears and pretend not to hear . The planters had another grievance — the pirates in the Gulf of Mexico . There was one in particular , a certain El Demonio or Diableto , who practically sealed the Florida passage ...
Juan , it is not for myself , it is— " The young girl was pouring some drops from a green phial into a silver goblet ; she passed close to us , and handed it to her father , who had leant a little forward in his chair .
I was done up when I got on the poop . A yell came from forward , “ Hard aport . ” Then the same voice addressed itself to abusing the Spanish ship very close to us now . What do you mean by coming - to right across my bows like this ?
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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