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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 ! ”
turning his ...
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
came out to ...
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 catch ...
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 . That's where I want to go . and he
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 . They said , “ If the
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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