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That was Carlos Riego . Well , that is my yesterday of romance , for the many
things that have passed between those times and now have become dim or have
gone out of my mind . And my day before yesterday was the day on which I , at ...
It was Romance ; you have no idea what it meant to me to talk to Carlos Riego .
Rooksby was kind enough . He had me over to the Priory , where I made the
acquaintance of the two maiden ladies , his second cousins , who kept house for
Carlos , then , Rooksby ' s Spanish kinsman , had come and gone , and I envied
him his going , with his air of mystery , to some far - off lawless adventures —
perhaps over there in Spain , where there were war and rebellion . Shortly ...
I say , Ralph , give me Carlos ' direction . . . . ” I caught hold of his arm . " I ' ll go
after him . He ' d show me a little life . He said he would . ” Ralph remained lost in
a kind of gloomy abstraction , while I went on worrying him for Carlos ' address .
But , Ralph , ” I said , “ I would help Carlos . ” “ Oh , you , ” he said fretfully . “ You
want to run your head into a noose ; that ' s what it comes to . Why , I may have to
flee the country . There ' s the red - breasts poking their noses into every cottage ...
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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