... been a villain , too . . . . What do I know ? Over there in my uncle ' s town , there
are some villains — you know what I mean , one must not speak too loudly on
this ship . There is a man called O ' Brien , who mismanages my uncle ' s affairs .
might have been gentle mockery . At any rate , it also contained intense scrutiny ,
and , perhaps , a little of appeal . I sighed myself . " There is a man called O '
Brien in there , " he said . " He does us the honor to pretend to my cousin ' s hand
I said that I imagined him the more famous Senor Juez O ' Brien . “ It ' s little use
saying ye arren ' t famous , " he said . His voice had the faint , infinitely sweet
twang of certain Irishry ; a thing as delicate and intangible as the scent of lime
O ' Brien , with shrewd glances , rocked his chair . . . . What did I want ? he
inquired . To see life ? What he proposed was the life for a fine young fellow like
me . Moreover , I was half Scotch . Had I forgotten the wrongs of my own country .
We ' re backwards hereabouts , " O ' Brien jeered . " But over there they winked
and chuckled at the judge , and they do the same in Havana at us . " Suddenly
from behind us the voice of the young girl said , " Of what do you discourse , my ...
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ToddSherman - LibraryThing
“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