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Against the glimmer of dead light I thought I caught the outlines of a man ' s hat
down among the tossing lines of the bracken . I whispered loudly : “ Carlos !
Carlos ! ” There was a moment of hoarse whispering ; a sudden gruff sound . A
shaft of ...
I gave no further thought to the second mate . I looked at the harbor we were
entering , and thought of the home I had left so eagerly . After all , I was no more
than a boy , and even younger in mind than in body . Queer - looking boats
... parade round me : it was as if he were a cock performing its saltatory rites
before attacking . There was the same tenseness of muscle . He stepped with
extraordinary from me . I began to wonder what Rooksby would have thought of
this sort ...
... great many false alarms , sudden outcries , hushing again rather slowly . In
between I could hear someone behind me talk Spanish to the occupants of the
carriage . I thought the voice was Ramon ' s , but I could not turn , PART SECOND
Ramon ' s , but I could not turn , and the people in the carriage answered in
French , I thought . A man was shouting “ Cool Drinks ” on the other side of them .
Finally , there was a roar , an irresistible swaying , a rattle of musket ramrods , a ...
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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