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I had never been further away from our farm than just to Canterbury school, to
Hythe market, to Romney market. Our farm nestled down under the steep, brown
downs, just beside the Roman road to Canterbury; Stone Street — the Street —
They'll never touch us," Lillywhite grumbled. " We've a warrant . . . King's name. . .
." He was flashing his Ian- thorn aimlessly up the hill. " Besides," he began again,
" we've got this gallus bird. If he's not a Spaniard, he knows all about them.
... over the edge of a low bank, and swear to him that he was clawing the brink of
Shakespeare's Cliff or any other hundred-foot drop. The wretched creatures
suffered all the tortures of death before they let go, and, as a rule, they never
On board, the women passengers were screaming, and as I clung desperately to
the rope that was thrown me, it struck me oddly that I had never before heard so
many women's voices at the same time. Afterwards, when I stood on the deck, ...
He himself had never been in Cuba or seen his uncle; but he had, as I have
indicated, ruined himself in one way or another in Spain, and it had come as a
God-send to him when his uncle had sent Tomas Castro to bring him to Cuba, to
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