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The water murmured without a pause, as if it had a million tiny facts to
communicate in very little time. And then old Rangsley hove to, to wait for the ship
, and sat half asleep, lurching over the tiller. He was a very unreliable scoundrel.
The boat ...
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
I was lifted up and carried, like a corpse, with many stumbles, by men who
sometimes growled as they hastened along. From time to time somebody
murmured “Take care.” Then I was deposited into a boat. The world seemed to be
There was a murmured conversation between two voices. This went on in
animated whispers for a time. At last I felt as if someone were trying, rather
ineffectually, to remove the sack itself. Finally, that actually did rub its way over
my head, and ...
“Your life hangs on a thread,” she murmured. I answered, “You have given it to
me. Shall I never I was acutely conscious of the imperfection of my language. She
looked at me sharply; then lowered her lids. Afterwards she raised them again.
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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