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Someone lit a torch , and the admiral became a dark , solid figure , with the flash
of the gold lace on his coat . He stood very high in the leg ; had small white
whiskers , and a large nose that threw a vast shadow on to his forehead in the
It came upon me in a flash that he was making his way from one hiding place to
another . In making his escape from Spanish Town , either to Kingston or the Vale
, he had run against the admiral and his party returning from the Topnambos ...
It was a flash of vision , and then I made a bolt for the rail . I clambered furiously ; I
saw the deck of the old bark ; I had just one exulting sight of it , and then Major
Cowper uprose before my eyes and knocked me back on board the schooner ...
... flash from under the Spanish lawyer . Then he frowned slightly at me . “ You
being an Englishman , I would have had you taken up on a charge of stealing . "
Blood rushed to my face . I lost control over myself . “ Mr. O'Brien , " I said , “ I dare
Collecting all my strength , I forced O'Brien round , and we swung about in a flash
. Now he had his back to the gate . My effort seemed to have uprooted him . I felt
him give way all over . As soon as our position had changed , Castro checked ...
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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