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Suddenly from behind us the voice of the young girl said, " Of what do you
discourse, my English cousin ? " O'Brien interposed deferentially. " Senorita, I ask
him to come to Rio," he said. She turned her large dark eyes scrutinizingly upon
A voice cried — I could not help thinking — warningly, " Seraphina, Seraphina,"
and another voice said with excessive softness, "Senorita! Voyons! quelle folie."
She sprang at me. Her hand hurt my wrist as she dragged me aft. I scrambled ...
I loved your sister. We have a proverb : ' A man is always good to the eyes in
which the sister hath found favor.' " I looked at him in amazement. " You loved
Veronica! " I said. " But Veronica is nothing at all. There was the Senorita." He
By the splash of the fountain, on a little round table between two chairs, stood a
many-branched candlestick. The duenna sat down opposite Don Balthasar. A
multitude of stars was suspended over the breathless peace of the court. "
The senorita had been most anxious all day — ever since she had heard the friar
had come. Castro muttered : " Tell the Excellency that her orders have been
obeyed. The English caballero has been warned. I have been sleepless in my ...
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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