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Ralph walked with his head bent down . “ Confound it , " I said , “ I shall run away
to sea ! I tell you , I ' m rotting , rotting ! There ! I say , Ralph , give me Carlos '
direction . . . . " I caught hold of his arm . “ I ' ll go after him . He ' d show me a little
I will try — " The mate had paused , and was listening quite unaffectedly , beA
moment after Carlos half turned and regarded him with a haughty stare . He
whistled and walked away . Carlos muttered something that I did not catch about
“ spies ...
He was talking to the editor of the Buckatoro Journal — the man from next door —
and to another who had , whilst I walked lazily across the blazing square , ridden
furiously up to the steps of the arcade . The rider was talking to both of them ...
Already there was panic on the island . I could see men coming together in little
knots , talking eagerly . I didn ' t like to listen to Ramon , to a Spaniard talking in
that way about the defeat of my countrymen by his . I walked across the King ' s ...
I walked across the King ' s Square , and the stage driving up just then , I went to
the office , and got my correspondence . Veronica ' s letter came like a faint echo ,
like the sound of very distant surf , heard at night ; it seemed impossible that ...
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