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You have done mischief enough , fools of Lugareņos . Now we go . " I saw , as in
a dream of stress and violence , some men making ready to cast off the schooner
, and then , in a supreme effort , an effort of lusty youth and strength , which I ...
The respectable population of Rio Medio , leading a cloistered existence in the
ruins of old splendor , used to call that thievish rabble Lugarenos — villagers .
They were sea - thieves , but they were dangerous . At night , from these clusters
... to help O ' Brien ' s ambition , his passions . He could make himself necessary ;
he could bribe ; he could frighten : he was able to make use of the highest in the
land and of the lowest , from the present Captain - General to the Lugarenos .
There has arrived a friar from a Havana convent amongst the Lugareņos of the
bay . I have known him come like this before . " I remembered that in the morning
, while dressing , I had glanced out of the narrow outside window of my room ,
The two Lugarenos had stolen in unnoticed by me . There was a stifled metallic
ringing , as of a guitar carried under a cloak . “ Vengeance on the heretic Inglez ! "
" Come away ! They may suddenly open the gate and fall upon us with sticks .
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