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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 ...
... 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 want to go , and he could give me a cast . You remember what Tomas ...
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 there in a window ,
but not a ...
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