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Having imperiously thrust the door of the inner room open , he remained immovable , with no intention of entering , and called in a harsh , aged voice : “ Seņor Ramon ! Seņor Ramon ! ” and then twice : Seraphina - Seraphina !
I remained alone . The blue bales and the white , and the great red oil jars loomed in the dim light filtering through the jalousies out of the blinding sunlight of Jamaica . A moment after , the door opened once more and a young man ...
He had been an inventor , a projector , and my mother had been a poor beauty , brought up on the farm we still lived on — the last rag of land that had remained to her father . Then she had married a good man in his way ; a good enough ...
Ralph remained lost in a kind of gloomy abstraction , while I went on worrying him for Carlos ' address . " Carlos is the only soul I know outside five miles from here . Besides , he's friends in the Indies .
Jamaica was in those days — and remained for many years after-in the throes of a question . The question was , of course , that of the abolition of slavery . The planters as a rule were immensely rich and overbearing .
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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