Don Balasco Of Key West; A Novel by Archibald Clavering Gunter

Don Balasco Of Key West; A Novel

byArchibald Clavering Gunter

Paperback | January 30, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. "IN SEARCH OF A SEA BREEZE." It is now eleven o'clock in the morning. The launch, driven at high speed, reaches the island-town in about two hours and a half. At the wharf at Key West Don Balasco orders his crew to keep steam up and wait for him--he is in a hurry about this business. He walks up to his cigar manufactory, and after carelessly chatting a few minutes with one of his partners on the business of the house, steps up to the big room where the cigars are in process of manufacture. Though work is going on at the moment, he finds his hands, who are all Cubans and patriots, very much excited at the news that is being read to them by their reader, whose business it is to interpret and translate the morning papers. This gentleman has now an extra in his hand, which produces great excitement. He says hastily to the Don, as he enters: "They are not shot yet!" "Thank God for that!" cries Balasco; though he does not. For he would very much like to have been able to bring over the news to Miss Indra Vanstone that every one of the Competitor s crew had been done to death in Cabanas fortress. As Estrabon walks through the room, apparently making a general business inspection, he passes the two men that Mastic had noticed on his journey from Tampa. To them he whispers: "Meet me at my house as soon as possible." This is responded to by the big-eared Juan and the small-eared Pablo with significant glances. A moment after the Don leaves the room, but in his office he calls to one of the clerks: "Get me a box of your strongest and blackest Invinc ibles." With this in his hand, and telling his partner he shall be away on a yachting cruise for a few days, Estrabon steps to his cottage. Here he finds the two men already awaiting him. Taking them into his...

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Title:Don Balasco Of Key West; A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021782806X

ISBN - 13:9780217828062

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