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... companion , half friend , 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 !
come , I adored Carlos , and Veronica liked him , and laughed at him , till one day
he said good - by and rode off along the London road , followed by his Tomas
Castro . I had an intense longing to go with him out into the great world that ...
You remember what Tomas Castro said . . . . " Rooksby came to a sudden halt ,
and began furiously to switch his corded legs . " Curse Carlos , and his Castro ,
too . They ' ll have me in jail betwixt them . They ' re both in my red barn , if you ...
We rode clattering aggressively through the silence of the long , narrow main
street . Every now and then Carlos Riego coughed lamentably , but Tomas
Castro rode in gloomy silence . There was a light here and the blind of an
innumer to its ...
He himself had never been in Cuba or seen his uncle ; but he had , as I have
indicated , ruined himself in one way or another in Spain , and it had come as a
God - send to him when his uncle had sent Tomas Castro to bring him to Cuba ,
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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