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It seems that on Liverpool docks, in the owl-light, they fell in with an elderly hunks
just returned from West Indies, who asks the time at the door of a shipping agent.
Castro pulls out a watch, and the old fellow jumps on it, vows it's his own, taken ...
After we had passed the houses of a little village a heavy mist fell upon us, white,
damp, and clogging. Ralph reined his horse beside mine. " I'm sorry," he began
again, " I'm miserably sorry I got you into this scrape. I swear I wouldn't have had
It was enough for me to sail in and out of the patches of shadow that fell from the
moon right above our heads. We embarked, and, as we drew further out, the land
turned to a shadow, spotted here and there with little lights. Behind us a cock ...
I was stripped and filled with some fiery liquid, and fell asleep. Old Rangsley was
sent ashore with the pilot. It was a new and strange life to me, opening there
suddenly enough. The Thames was one of the usual West Indiamen; but to me
He was all eyes in the dusk, standing in a languid pose just clear of the shaft of
light that fell through the scuttle in a square patch. I lowered my voice, too. " What
life? " I asked. " Life in my uncle's palace," he said, so sweetly and persuasively ...
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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