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Ralph's land was just on the other side of the Street, and the shepherds on the
downs used to see of nights a dead-and- gone Rooksby, Sir Peter that was, ride
upon it past the quarry with his head under his arm. I don't think I believed in him,
Against the glimmer of dead light I thought I caught the outlines of a man's hat
down among the tossing lines of the bracken. I whispered loudly: "Carlos! Carlos!
" There was a moment of hoarse whispering; a sudden gruff sound. A shaft of ...
Carlos looked at me with an expression of affection that a little shamed my
lightness of tone : " I love you much more than a kinsman, Juan," he said. " I wish
you could come with me. I try to arrange it. Later, perhaps, I may be dead. I am
It's a kind of dead reckoning yeh hevn't had call to make. Eh?" " What do you
mean? " I asked, bewildered. He looked at me, grinning, half naked, with amused
contempt, for quite a long time, and at last offered sardonically to open my eyes
He shouted: " Adios, viejo, para siempre adi " My whole body seemed to go dead
all over. I happened to look downwards at my hands ; they were extraordinarily
white, with the veins standing out all over them. They felt as if they had been ...
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