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There ! I say , Ralph , give me Carlos ' direction . I caught hold of his arm . " I'll go
after him . He'd show me a little life . He said he would . ” Ralph remained lost in a
kind of gloomy abstraction , while I went on worrying him for Carlos ' address .
A wisp of mist came stealing down the hill . “ I can ' t give my cousin up . He could
be smuggled out , right enough . But then I should have to get across salt water ,
too , for at least a year . Why — " He seemed ready to tear his hair , and then ...
Why , I may have to flee the country . There's the red - breasts poking their noses
into every cottage on the Ashford road . " He strode on again . A wisp of mist
came stealing down the hill . “ I can't give my cousin up . He could be smuggled ...
But he was hard enough , tyrannical enough , and had nerve enough to keep
Free - trading alive in our parts until long after it had become an anachronism .
He ended his days on the gallows , of course , but that was long afterwards . “ I'd
I dare say you would give me a bed , " I went on . 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
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