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I know what you ' ve got to tell me , " I said . " You ' re going to marry Veronica .
Well , you ' ve no need of my blessing . Some people have all the luck . Here am I
. . . look at me ! " Ralph walked with his head bent down . “ Confound it , " I said ...
I tell you , " he said violently , “ it ' s the most accursed business ! That Castro ,
with his Cuba , is nothing but a blasted buccaneer . . . and Carlos is no better .
They go to Liverpool for a passage to Jamaica , and see what comes of it ! ” . It
I ' d have given fifty guineas for this chance this morning — and , Ralph , I say ,
you may tell Veronica why I ' m going , but keep a shut mouth to my mother . Let
her think I ' ve run away — eh ? Don ' t spoil your chance . " He was in such a
Carlos talked with me , telling me about his former life and his adventures . The
other passengers he discountenanced by a certain coldness of manner that
made me ashamed of talking to them . I respected him so ; he was so wonderful
to me ...
... Veronica ' s , bright golden , and a face like that of a certain keeper ' s daughter
. Carlos , however , knew nothing about his cousin ; he cared little more , as far as
I could tell . " What can she be to me since I have seen your . 28 ROMANCE.
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