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I whispered loudly : " Carlos ! Carlos ! " There was a moment of hoarse
whispering ; a sudden gruff sound . A shaft of blazing yellow light darted from the
level of the ground into my dazed eyes . A man sprang at me and thrust
something cold ...
Don ' t struggle , " he whispered in my ear ; his silk handkerchief came cool
across my eyelids . I felt hands fumbling with a knot at the back of my head . " You
' re all right , " he said again . The hubbub of voices ceased suddenly . " Now ,
It was he who had cried the watchword , " Snuff and enough , " and who had held
the whispered consultation . Carlos and Castro had waited in their hiding - place ,
having been spectators of the arrival of the runners and of my capture .
Ah , amigo mio , but you must now , " said Carlos gently — - " you must - ” And ,
looking me straight in the face with a still , penetrating glance of his big , romantic
eyes , " It is a good life , " he whispered seductively , " and I like you , John Kemp .
I should not advise anyone to come to Rio Medio , my uncle ' s town , without
making a friend of the Senor O ' Brien . " He went once more to the inner door ,
and , after a moment ' s whispering with someone within , returned to me . " My
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