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... the other bowing a little back—this was the attitude of Seraphina's father.
Having imperiously thrust the door of the inner room open, he remained
immovable, with no intention of entering, and called in a harsh, aged voice: “
Then for the first time I saw Seraphina, looking over her father's shoulder. I
remember her face of that day; her eyes were gray—the gray of black, not of blue.
For a moment they looked me straight in the face, reflectively, unconcerned, and
In the family my mother counted; my father did not. She was the daughter of a
Scottish earl who had ruined himself again and again. He had o been an inventor
, a projector, and my mother had been a poor beauty, brought up on the farm we
... the commissioner and the judge of the Marine Court sent by the Havana
authorities to deliver the pirates. It was after that, that in Ramon's dusky store, I
had my first sight of Seraphina and of her father, and then came my meeting with
We entered quietly, and after a moment she looked up candidly into my eyes, and
placed her finger on her lips, motioning her head towards her father. She placed
her hand in mine, and whispered very clearly: “Be welcome, my English cousin ...
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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