Where the Trade Wind Blows; West Indian Tales

Where the Trade Wind Blows; West Indian Tales

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...perhaps they will keep us in the cep' for a year; perhaps they will take us to Saltona and shoot us dead. But Misser Williams, his looks are kind; he did give me those five centavos; he shall have his pesos." She advanced slowly toward Misser Williams. She glanced at the second hand. It was nearly round the circle. She would be a rich girl for a few seconds more. "And I offered a very fair reward, it seems to me." Ah! here was a hope. Perhaps she would not be shot, after all. She turned her head toward the clock. The hand was three seconds past the point she had decided upon. " How much you give, Misser Williams?" " How much do I give? For what? What's the child talking about? For your mending the hammock? That is the Sefiora Cordeza's. I do not keep the Se1"1'ora Cordeza's accounts." The mother-in-law problem was no nearer solution at Las Lilas than anywhere else on the habitable globe. "I am upon other subjects than hammocks; much more serious ones, Sefior. How much do you ofier to him who finds your dollas?" "Who finds my dollars, child? Don't be stupid." "You will find much else in me beside the stupidity, Sefior. What is the price you offer?" Misser Williams sighed. "They are gone, past recall," he said. Cristina persisted, annoyingly. " How much, Sefior?" " I offered twenty dollars reward, Cristina. But of what use to talk of it? The money is gone." Misser Williams slipped the plain gold hoop up and down on the Se1"1'ora's finger. " Must anything be disclosed?" " Disclosed? What curious English the child speaks! Disclosed?" " Must one tell...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236847237
  • 9781236847232