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But he was hard enough , tyrannical enough , and had nerve enough to keep
Free - trading alive in our parts until long after it had become an anachronism .
He ended his days on the gallows , of course , but that was long afterwards .
I wanted to keep out of the way , but it was impossible to get a boatman to row me
off to the Lion . They were all dying to see the show , and , half curious , half
reluctant , I let myself drift with the crowd . The gallows themselves stood high ...
... Rio Medio , my uncle ' s town , without making a friend of the Senor O ' Brien . "
He went once more to the inner door , and , after a moment ' s whispering with
someone within , returned to me . " My uncle still sleeps , " he said . " I must keep
I ' ve got him put away to keep him from blabbing . You can have his place — and
better than his place . He was only a sailor , which you are not . However , you
know enough of ships , and what we want is a man with courage , of course , but
They gape round him while he twangs and screeches , the wind - bag ! And he
knows what words to sing to them , too . He has talent . Maladetta ! " " Well , and
what do you advise ? " " I advise the senor to keep , now , within the Casa .
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