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... himself set me; and Carlos had seen a deal more of the world than Ralph. He
had a foreign sense of humour that made him forever ready to sacrifice his
personal dignity. It made Veronica laugh, and even drew a grim smile from my
To me his words and his smile seemed to imply a bitter irony; but they were said
very earnestly. Castro had hauled the helpless form of old Rangsley forward. I
caught him muttering savagely: "I could kill that old man!" He did not want to be ...
He looked at me, smiling a little mournfully. "Ah, Juan mio," he said, "Spain is not
like your England, unchanging and stable. The party who reign to-day do not love
me, and they are masters in Cuba as in Spain. But in his province my uncle ...
Carlos answered me with one of his nervous and angry smiles. "Ah, Juan mine,
do not ask too many questions! I wish you could come with me all the way, but I
cannot tell you all I know. I do not even myself know all. It seems that the man is ...
... a smile upon his lips. "Juan," he said, "let us not quarrel. You are v< young; you
cannot understand these things; you cam weigh them; you have a foolish idea in
your head. Vwished you to come with us because LIove_yŠu^_Jjj Do you think ...
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