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reach , that seemed to hold out infinite possibilities of romance , of adventure , of
love , perhaps , and stores of gold . In the family my mother counted ; my father
did not . She was the daughter of a Scottish earl who had ruined himself again
Carlos , then , Rooksby's Spanish kinsman , had come and gone , and I envied
him his going , with his air of mystery , to some far - off lawless adventures —
perhaps over there in Spain , where there were war and rebellion . Shortly
Perhaps he was tired of his life ; perhaps he really regretted what he left behind
him in England , or somewhere else — some association , some woman . But he ,
at least , if we went down together , would go gallantly , and without complaint ...
He had bought it - of a bad man , perhaps , I do not ask . It was Castro your police
wished to take . But I , bon Dieu , do you think I would take watches ? ” I certainly
did not think he had taken a watch ; but I did not relinquish the idea that he , in a ...
Who knows ? Perhaps life , even in my uncle's palace , will not be so safe , ” The
second mate was bearing down on us again . I said jocularly , “ Why , when I get
very tired of life at Horton Pen , I shall come to see you in your uncle's town .
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