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Don Balthasar shrugged his shoulders to his ears , and moved his hands from his
knees . Without doubt , he knows best , ” he said ; “ but he should ask me . " It
grew darker still ; the old Don seemed to have fallen asleep again . Save for the ...
I hate him I detest him ! You have seen how he treats my father . ” It struck me ,
like a blow , that she was merely avenging O'Brien's insolence to her father . I had
been kidnaped against Don Balthasar Riego's will . It gave me very well PART ...
Don Balthasar Riego's will . It gave me very well the measure of the old man's
powerlessness in face of his intendant — who was obviously confident of
afterwards soothing the resentment . I was glad I had not thanked her for taking
an interest ...
That poor Don Carlos ! ” Castro moaned lamentably . “ They had the ... You would
never believe that his Excellency Don Balthasar had led a riotous life - to look at
him with his silver head . It is said he had three friars killed once in Seville , a ...
Don Balthasar practically owned the whole town and all the surrounding country ,
and , except for his age and feebleness , might have been an absolute monarch .
He had lived in Havana with great splendor , but now , in his failing years , had ...
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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