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What, then, is the difference between me, Manuel-del-Popolo Isturiz, and this
Tomas Castro? The Senor Caballero can tell at once. Look at me. I am the finer
man. I would have you ask the ladies of Rio Medio, and leave the verdict to them.
Has not the Senor Juez O'Brien so ordained? You will give ear to me, you will
alleviate my indignant sufferings ? " He implored me with his eyes for a long time.
Manuel-del-Popolo, as he called himself, pushed the hair back from his forehead.
We have arranged the confusion up above," he said to Manuel- del-Popolo; " you
may go and see to the sailing. . . . Hurry; it is growing late." Manuel blazed silently
, and stalked out of the door as if he had an electric cloud round his head.
That Manuel is a fool," he said without rancor; "he is mad with jealousy because
for this day I have command here. But, all the same, they are dangerous pigs,
these slaves of the Senor O'Brien. I wish the town were rid of them. One day there
For instance, the rascals living in the easternmost village accepted tacitly the
leadership of a certain Domingo, a mulatto, keeper of a vile grogshop, who was
skilled in the art of throwing a knife to a great distance, Manuel-del-Popolo, the ...
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