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 ...
Carlos , then , Rooksby's Spanish kinsman , had come and gone , and I envied
him his going , with his air of mystery , to some far - off lawless adventures —
perhaps over there in Spain , where there were war and rebellion . Shortly
You mind me , and look to yourself with them . 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 ...
Perhaps he was tired of his life ; perhaps he really regretted what he left behind
him in England , or somewhere else some association , some woman . But he , at
least , if we went down together , would go gallantly , and without complaint , at ...
He had bought it - of a bad man , perhaps , I do not ask . It was Castro your police
wished to take . But I , bon Dieu , do you think I would take watches ? ” I certainly
did not think he had taken a watch ; but I did not relinquish the idea that he , in a ...
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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