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They were standing right over him ; he knew them well ; one they called El Rubio
; the other , the little one , was José - squinting José . They said nothing ; nothing
at all . With a sudden and mighty effort he preserved his self - command ...
The thoughts rushed round and round his head . He remembered that our boat
must be floating or lying stranded in the little bay , and resolved , in case of
necessity , to say that we two were dead , that we had been drowned . It was El
Manuel will be glad , ” observed El Rubio then , with an evil laugh . And for a long
time nobody said a word . El Rubio , cross - legged , was observing him with the
eyes of a basilisk , but Castro swore a great oath that , as to himself , he showed ...
They remained , all three , in a state of suspended animation , but at last El Rubio
hissed through his teeth with vexation , and grunted : " Attention , José . Take aim
. Take aim . We will break his legs and take away the sting of this old scorpion .
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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