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I had not had a very happy life , and I had lived shut in on myself , thinking of the
wide world beyond my reach , that seemed to hold out infinite possibilities of
romance , of adventure , of love , perhaps , and stores of gold . In the family my ...
... very distant , very short - lived . Rangsley heaved a deep sigh and slapped me
heavily on the shoulder . “ All serene , my buck , " he said ; “ now let's see , after
you . I've half an hour . What's the ship ? " I was at a loss , but Carlos said out of ...
There's something unnatural . ” His words had a certain effect upon me , and his
manner perhaps more . A thing that was " unnatural ” to Jack Rangsley — the
man of darkness , who lived forever as if in the shadow of the gallows - was a
But he , at least , if we went down together , would go gallantly , and without
complaint , at the end of a life with associations , movements , having lived and
regretted . I should disappear ingloriously on the very threshold . . Castro ,
standing up ...
... more fully the acquaintance of my companions , but seemed to know them no
better . I lived with Carlos in the cabin Castro in the half - deck ; but we were all
three pretty constantly together , and they being the only Spaniards on board , we
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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