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A Little Business Romance of the Banana Trade
confidently, and advanced to open compli-
ment. I'aza froze; he pranced; she flamed
royally; he was charmed to injudicious per-
sistence; she commanded him to leave the
shop; he tried to capture her hand, and--
i)icky entered, broadly smiling. full of white
wine and the
utes later he
pitchetl t h e
out the door
stones of the
street, sense- ?:
five minutes . ..
llickv had ..
'spent in pun-
ishing h li n
fully, so that
night hie pro-
who haid leen
alfair f r o n
street, n o w
hlew a whiistle .
ntl a squtad
rUnnillg f'rom "
tlhe o rtel
th e corner.
saw t hat
the offender "'Come lack ,n ,u tt r
and Ib le
more whistles, which brought out re-enforce-
ments of twelve.
Dicky, being thoroughly imbued with the
martial spirit, stooped and drew the co-
mandntimh,'s sword which was girded about
ihinl, and charged his foe. He chased the
standlitg army four squares, playfully prod-
ding its squealing rear, and hacking its
bare. oiter-colored heels. He was not so
succe,-i u with the civic authorities. Eight
lltuscular, ninible policemen overp\.Vered
him, and conveyed him, triumphantly but
warily to jail. 1 /1do (Wordt," the
dubbed him, and derided the military for its
Dicky, with the rest of tthe rislnerrs,
tu t t h e
:lt tie grass
of a little
plaza, a row
of o range
the red tile
of a line of
_ ~ ,tltit', s. A t
a path across
t 5 t illi's to ltza,
sale a stiel-
ci. anhol pro-ice
- wolllell led tl-
fruit- e ach
food to some
- _bars to wholl
a day, milorn-
her in, sldoo e li
ud , thher leiey
e. dier itted to
-..I i f , ,lvi is wchna her guests by
hut no food.
y's name was called by the sentry,
stepped before the door. There stood
tle saint, a black mantilla draped
her head and shoulders, her face like
d melancholy, her clear eyes gazing
gly at him as if they might draw him
n the bars to her. She brought a
n, some oranges, du.<.", and a loaf of
bread. A soldier inspected the food,
passed it in to Dicky. Pasa spoke
t,, > , ,
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