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By José Saramago

From the recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature, a “brilliant...enchanting novel” (New York instances e-book evaluate) of romance, deceit, faith, and magic set in eighteenth-century Portugal on the top of the Inquisition. nationwide bestseller. Translated by way of Giovanni Pontiero.

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Will blushed red and glared at Jack, who only laughed the louder. “If you don’t want it, there’s plenty who do,” he said. Will took another spoonful and noticed a little gray spot in it. ” “Weevil,” Jack said. ” But thinking of eating bugs made Will’s stomach lurch. “Here,” he said, shoving his bowl at Jack. ” The older lad smiled and grabbed the bowl, shoveling down its contents before Will could change his mind. ” The men below rose to their feet and made their way out on deck. Will rose to follow, but he was blocked by 44 SUSAN OLASKY Smithson, who grabbed him by the sleeve.

Jack scowled. “It ain’t ruined. Look at the blade. It can still cut rope and sailcloth. ” By now all the men had shown their knives to the mates. As the sailors did a last-minute check of the ropes, Will said, “I’ve not yet seen Captain Graham. ” Just then Jack nudged Will with his foot and pointed toward the captain’s cabin where a thin, gray-haired man stood leaning on a cane. His hair was tied back with a simple black ribbon. He was of average height and size, and Will would have taken no note of him except for the pale face that made him look more like a bank clerk than a sea captain.

Mattison looked at the two with his searching eyes and pointed at Will Northaway. Will Northaway and the Quest for Liberty 45 “My luck,” Jack whispered with a shrug. “But Mr. ” “I’m glad it’s not me,” Will answered. ” “He don’t like anyone, and not many like him. ” Will nodded. It would be easier to stay out of Smithson’s way now that they weren’t on the same watch. That night as he lay in bed, Will asked Jack a question that had been bothering him all day. ” he asked. Jack leaned over from the top bunk.

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