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Don Balthasar shrugged his shoulders to his ears, and moved his hands from his
knees. “Without doubt, he knows best,” he said; “but he should ask me.” It grew
darker still; the old Don seemed to have fallen asleep again. Save for the gleam ...
... “That man thinks he can destroy you. I hate him—I detest him! You have seen
how he treats my father.” It struck me, like a blow, that she was merely avenging
O'Brien's insolence to her father. I had been kidnaped against -> Don Balthasar ...
Don Balthasar Riego's will. It gave me very well the measure of the old man's
powerlessness in face of his intendant—who was obviously confident of
afterwards soothing the resentment. I was glad I had not thanked her for taking an
interest in ...
“That poor Don Carlos!” Castro moaned lamentably. “They had the ... You would
never believe that his Excellency Don Balthasar had led a riotous life—to look at
him with his silver head. It is said he had three friars killed once in Seville, a very,
Don Balthasar practically owned the whole town and all the surrounding country,
and, except for his age and feebleness, might have been an absolute monarch.
He had lived in Havana with great splendor, but now, in his failing years, had ...
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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