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34 I felt that the light of Romance was going out of my life · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 40
Castro , on his hands and knees , startied me by whispering at my feet : “ Stand
aside , seņor ” . . . . . 166 Standing there , in the midst of the whispering ...
I felt hands fumbling with a knot at the back of my head . “ You ' re all right , " he
said again . The hubbub of voices ceased suddenly . “ Now , lads , bring ' em
along . " A voice I knew said their watchword , “ Snuff and enough , ” loudly , and
I felt glad and flattered that a personage so romantic should deem me a fit
companion for himself . He went forward as if with some purpose . Some days
afterwards the second mate sent for me to his cabin . He had been on the sick list
, and he ...
But he glared at me so soberly that next moment I felt frightened . “ Hanged by the
neck , ” he repeated ; and then added , " Young fellow , you scoot . Take a fool ' s
advice , and scoot . That Castro is a blame fool , anyhow . Yeh want men for ...
And yet I remembered how unhappy I felt , how inexplicably unhappy . Presently
the reason was made clear . I was homesick . I gave no further thought to the
second mate . I looked at the harbor we were entering , and thought of the home I
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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