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I remember the chilly smell of the typical West Indian store , the indescribable
smell of damp gloom , of locos , of pimento , of olive oil , of new sugar , of new
rum ; the glassy double sheen of Ramon ' s great spectacles , the piercing eyes in
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 then traveled to the spectacles of old Ramon . This glance -
remember I ...
white arms , hair the color of amber , and startled blue eyes a good mate for
Rooksby . Rooksby had foreign relations , too . The uncle from whom he inherited
the Priory had married a Riego , a Castilian , during the Peninsular war . He had
A shaft of blazing yellow light darted from the level of the ground into my dazed
eyes . A man sprang at me and thrust something cold and knobby into my
neckcloth . The light continued to blaze into my eyes ; it moved upwards and
shone on a ...
his eyes I shall marry her , and inherit my uncle ' s great riches ; I am the only one
that is left of the family to inherit . ” He waved his hand and smiled a little . “ Vaya ;
a little of that great wealth would be welcome . If I had had a few pence more ...
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