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Having imperiously thrust the door of the inner room open, he remained
immovable, with no intention of entering, and called in a harsh, aged voice: "
Senor Ramon! Senor Ramon! " and then twice: " Seraphina — Seraphina! "
turning his head ...
Then for the first time I saw Seraphina, looking over her father's shoulder. 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,
... a Dona Seraphina, and I suppose that if I find favor in his eyes I shall marry her,
and inherit my uncle's PART FIRST 27.
You shall see my uncle, that great man, the star of Cuban law, and my cousin
Seraphina, your kinsfolk. They love you ; I have spoken well of you." He smiled
gayly, and went on, " This is not a place befitting his greatness, nor my cousin's,
Dona Seraphina is here, too." " You have not married your cousin? " I asked. I
wanted very much to see the young girl who had looked at me for a moment, and
I certainly should have been distressed if Carlos had said she was married.
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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