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One night I overheard him say to Castro: “Tell me, O my Tomas, would it be safe
to take this caballero, my cousin, to Rio Medio?” Castro paused, and then
murmured gruffly: “Seņor, unless that Irishman is consulted beforehand, or the
“But is the caballero going over, too?” he asked. Carlos said, “No. I think not, now.
” And at that moment the second mate, shouldering his way through a white-
clothed crowd of shore people, made up behind Seņor Ramon. He held a letter in
His uncle could nominate me to posts of honor fit for a caballero. I seemed to
wake up. “Your uncle the pirate!” I cried, and was amazed at my own words.
Tomas Castro sprang up, and placed his rough, hot hand over my lips. “Be quiet,
“The caballero is pleased to give me credit for a very great knowledge. What
should I know of that town 2 There are doubtless good men there and very
wicked, as in other towns. Who knows? Your worship must ask the boats' crews
that the ...
“And how else was it to be done, to that kind of caballero?” was the curt retort. By
that time I had blinked my eyes into a condition for remaining open for minute
stretches. Two men were bending over me—Carlos and O'Brien himself. The
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