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The other hand paused in the act of conveying a pinch of snuff to the nostrils of
the hooked nose that had , on the skin stretched tight over the bridge , the polish
of old ivory ; the elbow pressing the black cocked hat against the side ; the legs ...
A side door opened , and I saw into a lighted room filled with wreaths of smoke .
A paunchy man in a bob wig , with a blue coat and Windsor buttons , holding a
churchwarden pipe in his right hand and a pewter quart in his left , came towards
Then it rumbled out some remarks about “ pirates , vermin , coast of Cuba . "
Carlos came to the side , and looked after the man - of - war in the distance . "
You could help us , " I heard him mutter . CHAPTER V T H ERE was a lad called
... very much on one side , and his great hump portending over his little white face
, and ruffling up his ragged black hair . Mrs . Macdonald clacked all the scandal of
the Vale , and the Buckatoro Journal got the benefit of it all , with adornments .
When this was explained by the shouts of the negroes , he grunted , " Umph ! ”
turned on the man at his side , and said , “ Here , Oldham ; you lend a hand to
duck the little toad . " It was the sort of thing that the thirsty climate of Jamaica ...
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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