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The other hand paused in the act of conveying a pinch of snuff to the nostrils of
the hooked nose that had , on the skin stretched tight over the bridge , the polish
of old ivory ; the elbow pressing the black cocked hat against the side ; the legs ...
A side door opened , and I saw into a lighted room filled with wreaths of smoke .
A paunchy man in a bob wig , with a blue coat and Windsor buttons , holding a
churchwarden pipe in his right hand and a pewter quart in his left , came towards
His head was knotted in a red , white - spotted handkerchief ; his grizzled beard
was tangled ; he wore a black and rusty cloak , ragged at the edges , and his feet
were often bare ; at his side would lie his wooden right hand . As a rule , the ...
When this was explained by the shouts of the negroes , he grunted , Umph ! ”
turned on the man at his side , and said , “ Here , Oldham ; you lend a hand to
duck the little toad . " It was the sort of thing that the thirsty climate of Jamaica
A man was shouting “ Cool Drinks ” on the other side of them . Finally , there was
a roar , an irresistible swaying , a rattle of musket ramrods , a rhythm of marching
feet , and the grating of heavy iron - bound wheels . Seven men appeared in ...
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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