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... in Cuba or seen his uncle ; but he had , as I have indicated , ruined himself in
one way or another in Spain , and it had come as a God - send to him when his
uncle had sent Tomas Castro to bring him to Cuba , to the town of Rio Medio .
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
He ' s found out the name of the place the pirates come from - Rio Medio . That ' s
the place , only he can ' t get in at it with his three - deckers . You saw his flagship
? ” Rio Medio was the name of the town to which Carlos was going — which ...
I know what Rio Medio is , ” I said , not very loudly . “ It is a nest of pirates . ”
Castro crept towards me again on the points of his toes . “ Seņor Don Juan Kemp
, child of the devil , ” he hissed , looking very much frightened , “ you must die !
But as for Rio Medio , I do not know the place . ” He had a touch of irony in his
composed voice . “ But it is very certain , ” he went on , “ that if your Government
had not recognized the belligerent rights of the rebellious colony of Mexico , there
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