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He said he would . ” Ralph remained lost in a kind of gloomy abstraction , while I
went on worrying him for Carlos ' address . “ Carlos is the only soul I know
outside five miles from here . Besides , he ' s friends in the Indies . That ' s where I
A Novel Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford. the blind of an innumer to its mouth .
caid . “ He ' ll be there in a window , but not a soul stirring abroad . On the blind of
an inn the shadow of a bearded man held the shadow of a rummer to its mouth .
Castro I detested ; but I accepted their relationship without in the least
understanding how Carlos , with his fine grain , his high soul — I gave him credit
for a high soul — could put up with the squalid ferocity with which I credited
It was noticeable because Castro held aloof from every other soul on board .
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
... peering at me benevolently ; " he reposes . Do you know , young caballero ,
that I have been a prisoner of war in your country , and am acquainted with
Londres ? I was chaplain of the ship San Jose at the battle of Trafalgar . On my
soul , it is ...
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