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Castro paused, and then murmured gruffly : "Sefior, unless that Irishman is
consulted beforehai or the English lord would undertake to join with 1 picaroons,
it is very assuredly not safe." Carlos made a little exclamation of mild astoni: ment
"I told your worship how foolish and wrong-hea these English are," he said
sardonically to Carlos, i then to me, "If the sefior speaks loudly again, I s kjlj/him."
He was evidently very frightened of something. Carlos, silent as an apparition at
much greater. But I do not even know whether who take my goods are pirates, as
you English se Mexican privateers, as the Havana authorities sa do not very
much care. Basta, what I know is every week some ship with a letter of marque s
"I myself am nothing," Ramon went on impassively; "I am content that the island
should remain English. It will never again be Spanish, nor do I wish that it should.
But our little, waspish friend there" — he lifted one thin, brown hand to the sign of
Another said, "Ah, these English heretics!" There was a forward rush of the crowd,
which carried me away. Someone in front began to shout orders, and the crowd
swayed back again. The infantry muskets rattled. The commotion lasted some ...
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