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rt t reach, that seemed to hold out infinite possibilities of romance, of adventure, of
love, perhaps, and stores of gold. In the family my mother counted; my father did
not. She was the daughter of a Scottish earl who had ruined himself again and ...
... to some far-off lawless adventures—perhaps over there in Spain, where there
were war and rebellion. Shortly afterwards Rooksby proposed for the hand of
Veronica and was accepted—by my mother. Veronica went about looking happy.
... their knives, too, I fancy. You mind me, and look to yourself with them. There's
something unnatural.” His words had a certain effect upon me, and his manner
perhaps more. A thing that was “unnatural ” to Jack Rangsley—the 22
Perhaps he was tired of his life; perhaps he really regretted what he left behind
him in England, or somewhere else—some association, some woman. But he, at
least, if we went down together, would go gallantly, and without complaint, at the
He had bought it—of a bad man, perhaps, I do not ask. It was Castro your police
wished to take. But I, bon Dieu, do you think I would take watches?” I certainly did
not think he had taken a watch; but I did not relinquish the idea that he, in a ...
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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