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Rangsley slipped from his horse . “ Blindfold ' em , lads , ” he cried , and turned
me sharply round . “ Don't struggle , ” he whispered in my ear ; his silk
handkerchief came cool across my eyelids . I felt hands fumbling with a knot at
the back of ...
I felt glad and flattered that a personage so romantic should deem me a fit
companion for himself . He went forward as if with some purpose . Some days
afterwards the second mate sent for me to his cabin . He had been on the sick list
, and he ...
But he glared at me so soberly that next moment I felt frightened . “ Hanged by the
neck , " he repeated ; and then added , “ Young fellow , you scoot . Take a fool's
advice , and scoot . That Castro is a blame fool , anyhow . Yeh want men for that ...
The only sounds that came out of her were the piping of boatswain's calls and the
tramping of feet . Imagining her to be going home , I felt a great desire to be on
board . Ultimately , as it turned out , I went home in that very ship , but then it was
... he was sure , would welcome me . Jamaica and a planter's life were not fit for
me . I had not then spoken very loudly , or had not made my meaning very clear .
I felt a great desire to find Macdonald , and a simple life that I could understand .
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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