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reach, that seemed to hold out infinite possibilities of romance, of adventure, of
love, perhaps, and stores of gold. In the family my mother counted ; my father did
not. She was the daughter of a Scottish earl who had ruined himself again and ...
Carlos, then, Rooksby's Spanish kinsman, had come and gone, and I envied him
his going, with his air of mystery, to some far-off lawless adventures — perhaps
over there in Spain, where there were war and rebellion. Shortly afterwards ...
... the reward, but for you and Squahre Rooksby. They're handy with their knives,
too, I fancy. You mind me, and look to yourself with them. There's something
unnatural." His words had a certain effect upon me, and his manner perhaps
Perhaps he was tired of his life; perhaps he really regretted what he left behind
him in England, or somewhere else — some association, some woman. But he,
at least, if we went down together, would go gallantly, and without complaint, at
He had bought it — of a bad man, perhaps, I do not ask. It was Castro your police
wished to take. But I, bon Dieu, do you think I would take watches? " I certainly
did not think he had taken a watch; but I did not relinquish the idea that he, in a ...
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