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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
... 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 the darkness, ...
But obviously Rowley and his frigates weren't much use against a pirate whom
they could not catch at sea, and who lived at the bottom of a bottle- necked creek
with tooth rocks all over the entrance — that was the sort of place Rio Medio was
He had heard frequently from Carlos that I was a desperate and aristocratically
lawless young man, who had lived in a district entirely given up to desperate and
murderous smugglers. But this was the first I had heard definitely of warrants ...
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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