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When Ralph was displeased with this Spanish connection he used to swear that
Carlos had cut a throat or taken a purse . At other times he used to say that it was
a political matter . In fine , Carlos had the hospitality of the Priory , and the title of ...
We rolled down the embankment , but he was on the top . It seemed an
abominable episode , a piece of bad faith on the part of fate . I ought to have
been exempt from these sordid haps , but the man's hot leathery hand on my
throat was like a ...
CHAPTER IV T was , I suppose , what I demanded of Fate - to be gently wafted
into the position of a hero of romance , without rough hands at my throat . It is
what we all ask , I suppose ; and we get it sometimes in ten - minute snatches . I
I cut his throat out , though , " Castro would grumble darkly ; " so , like that , and it
matters very little — it is even an improvement . See , I put on my blade . See , I
transfix you that fly there . See how astonished he was . He did never expect that .
I should have laughed had I not suddenly felt his hand on my throat . I kicked his
shins hard , and fell backwards over a chest . He went back a step or two ,
flourished his arm , beat his chest , and turned furiously upon Carlos . “ He will
get us ...
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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