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Seņor!” The change of tone, his effort to extend his hands towards me, surprised
us all. I looked away. “Hold hard! Hold him, mate!” “Seņor, condescend to behold
my downfall. I am led here to the slaughter, Seņor! To the slaughter, Seņor! Pity!
He should have been made dumb-made dumb with your pistol, Seņor, since
those two stupid English mariners were too much for an old man like me. Manuel
should have been made dumb–dumb forever, I say. What mattered he-that ...
“Seņor,” the Cuban said suddenly, “I will pronounce his panegyric. He was a man
of a great gentleness, of an inevitable nobility, of an invariable courtesy. Where,
in this degenerate age, shall we find the like!” He stopped to breathe a sound of ...
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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