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Suddenly , in the pushing and hurrying , I came upon a little clear space beside a
pile of boxes . Stooping over them was the angular figure of Nichols , the second
mate . He looked up at me , screwing his yellow eyes together . Going ashore ...
We had one Nichols . You remember the mate of the ship you came over in . He
was Nicola el Demonio ; he won't be any longer - I can't tell you why , it's too long
a story . " I did remember very vividly that cadaverous Nova Scotian mate of the ...
The same man had engaged Nichols , that Nova Scotian mate , an unscrupulous
sailor , for O'Brien's service . He was to leave the ship in Kingston , and report
himself to Ramon , who furnished him with the means to go to Cuba . That man ...
So I said to him very quietly , “ Look here , Seņor Secretary , that is the man you
have need of to replace your Nichols — a devil to fight ; but I think he will not
consent without a little persuasion . Decoy him , then , to Ramon's , and do your ...
In the time of Nichols it did look as if they were really becoming enterprising .
They had actually chased and boarded ships sixty miles out at sea . It seems he
had inspired them with audacity by means of kicks , blows , and threats of instant
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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