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Castro , on his hands and knees , startied me by whispering at my feet : “ Stand
aside , seņor ” . . Standing there , in the midst of the whispering , bareheaded ,
kneeling , and villainous crowd , I had a vivid vision of her pale , dim , pitiful face .
I whispered loudly : “ Carlos ! Carlos ! " There was a moment of hoarse
whispering ; a sudden gruff sound . A shaft of blazing yellow light darted from the
level of the ground into my dazed eyes . A man sprang at me and thrust
something cold ...
Presently there was a crackling of the short pine branches , a rustle , and a
hoarse whisper said from above : Other's cleared , Thoms . Got that one safe ? ”
All serene . ” The man from above dropped down into the road , a clumsy ,
Don't struggle , " he whispered in my ear ; his silk handkerchief came cool across
my eyelids . I felt hands fumbling with a knot at the back of my head . “ You're all
right , ” he said again . The hubbub of voices ceased suddenly . “ Now , lads ...
Oh , that's all right , " the voice said in a whisper . " Mum , now ! It's all right . " It
withdrew itself a little from my ear and called , " Now then , ready with them .
When I say three . ... I heard groans and curses , and began to shout for help . My
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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