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She spoke as if the words clung to her lips ; as if she had to put them forth
delicately for fear of damaging the frail things . She raised her long hand to a
white flower that clung above her ear like the pen of a clerk , and disappeared .
Tomas Castro sprang up , and placed his rough , hot hand over my lips . " Be
quiet , John Kemp , you fool ! ” he hissed with sudden energy . He had spruced
himself , but I seemed to see the rags still flutter about him . He had combed out
He turned his head round towards me , his hand extended , a smile upon his lips
. " Juan , " he said , “ let us not quarrel . You are very young ; you cannot
understand these things ; you cannot weigh them ; you have a foolish idea in
your head .
... thin : blooded nobleman's cub — a Separationist traitor — and left me te
superintend niggers and save money . Mrs. Mac . , good Separationist though
she was , as became the wife of her husband , had the word “ home ” forever on
her lips .
Oldham began to mop with a lace handkerchief at a damaged upper lip from
which a stream of blood was running ; he even seemed to be weeping a little .
Finally , he vanished in at the door , very much bent together . The undaunted
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