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... during the Peninsular war. He had been a prisoner at the time — he had died
in Spain, I think. When Ralph made the grand tour, he had made the
acquaintance of his Spanish relations; he used to talk about them, the Riegos, 6
Spanish relations; he used to talk about them, the Riegos, and Veronica used to
talk of what he said of them until they came to stand for Romance, the romance of
the outer world, to me. One day, a little before Ralph and Veronica became ...
"Hey, John — John J£emp: come down, I say!" I started away from the glass as if I
had been taken in an act of folly. Rooksby was flicking his leg with his switch in
the doorway, at the bottom of the narrow flight of stairs. He wanted to talk to me, ...
An answer came from the black shadow of a clump of roadside elms. I made out
the forms of three or four horses standing with their heads together. "Come along,
" Rangsley said; "up with you. We'll talk as we go." Someone helped me into a ...
... but without ceasing to bail for a moment. "Ah, you are sorry to be leaving home,
and your friends, and Spain, and your fine adventures," I answered. The blue
flare showed a very little nearer. There was nothing to be done but talk and wait.
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