The Man Who Laughs VICTOR HUGO BOOK 2 CHAPTER 2 Our First Rough Sketches Filled In Đây là một tác phẩm anh ngữ nổi tiếng với những từ vựng nâng cao chuyên ngành văn chương. Nhằm giúp các bạn yêu thich tiếng anh luyện tập và củng cố thêm kỹ năng đọc tiếng anh . | The Man Who Laughs VICTOR HUGO BOOK 2 CHAPTER 2 Our First Rough Sketches Filled In While the hooker was in the gulf of Portland there was but little sea on the ocean if gloomy was almost still and the sky was yet clear. The wind took little effect on the vessel the hooker hugged the cliff as closely as possible it served as a screen to her. There were ten on board the little Biscayan felucca--three men in crew and seven passengers of whom two were women. In the light of the open sea which broadens twilight into day all the figures on board were clearly visible. Besides they were not hiding now--they were all at ease each one reassumed his freedom of manner spoke in his own note showed his face departure was to them a deliverance. The motley nature of the group shone out. The women were of no age. A wandering life produces premature old age and indigence is made up of wrinkles. One of them was a Basque of the Dry-ports. The other with the large rosary was an Irishwoman. They wore that air of indifference common to the wretched. They had squatted down close to each other when they got on board on chests at the foot of the mast. They talked to each other. Irish and Basque are as we have said kindred languages. The Basque woman s hair was scented with onions and basil. The skipper of the hooker was a Basque of Guipuzcoa. One sailor was a Basque of the northern slope of the Pyrenees the other was of the southern slope--that is to say they were of the same nation although the first was French and the latter Spanish. The Basques recognize no official country. Mi madre se llama Montana my mother is called the mountain as Zalareus the muleteer used to say. Of the five men who were with the two women one was a Frenchman of Languedoc one a Frenchman of Provence one a Genoese one an old man he who wore the sombrero without a hole for a pipe appeared to be a German. The fifth the chief was a Basque of the Landes from Biscarrosse. It was he who just as the child was going on .

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