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Then for the first time I saw Seraphina , looking over her father ' s shoulder . I
remember her face of that day ; her eyes were gray — the gray of black , not of
blue . For a moment they looked me straight in the face , reflectively ,
... a man popular with all sorts , and in love with my sister Veronica from early
days . Veronica was very beautiful , and very gentle , and very kind ; tall , slim ,
with sloping white shoulders and long white arms , hair the color of amber , and
Carlos shrugged his shoulders . I suppose I had spoken with some animation . “
Ah , ” he said , with his air of great wisdom and varied experience , of
disillusionment , “ it will be much the same as it has been at your home after the
first days .
I had my back against the bulkhead , it felt very hard against my shoulder - blades
. I had no dread , only a sort of shrinking from the actual contact of the point , as
one shrinks from being tickled . I opened my mouth . I was going to shriek a last ...
The decks were covered with a jabbering turmoil of negroes with muscular arms
and brawny shoulders. All their shining black faces seemed to be momentarily
gashed open to show rows of white, and were spotted with inlaid eyeballs.
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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