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... half servant , who said he had served in Napoleon's Spanish contingent , and
had a way of striking his breast with a wooden hand ( his arm had suffered in a
cavalry charge ) , and exclaiming , “ I , Tomas Castro ! .. He was an Andalusian .
his Tomas Castro . I had an intense longing to go with him out into the great world
that brooded all round our foot - hills . You are to remember that I knew nothing
whatever of that great world . I had never been further away from our farm than ...
Carlos is the only soul I know outside five miles from here . Besides , he's friends
in the Indies . That's where I want to go , and he could give me a cast . You
remember what Tomas Castro said . Rooksby came to a sudden halt , and began
Every now and then Carlos Riego coughed lamentably , but Tomas Castro rode
in gloomy silence . There was a light here and there in a window , but not a soul
stirring abroad . On the blind of an inn the shadow of a bearded man held the ...
Castro I detested ; but I accepted their relationship without in the least
understanding how Carlos , with his fine grain , his ... come as a God - send to
him when his uncle had sent Tomas Castro to bring him to Cuba , to the town of
Rio Medio .
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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