It just took the “other” senhor José a few decades to realize that.
“Metaphors have always been the best way of explaining things,” senhor José says in All the Names.
senhor José remains stationary, but this lengthy series of clauses propels the reader along an unmarked path.
“No, senhor; some months must yet elapse before she takes the final vows,” said the father.
I was about to go aloft with my spy-glass, when senhor Silva came on deck.
“Hide behind the trees, or climb up the nearest you can reach,” said senhor Silva.
“You had better go below,” said senhor Silva, coming up to me.
"Well, Vicente, shall we start now," said the senhor when they had breakfasted.
“There you see a very curious animal,” said senhor Silva to me.
senhor Silva accounted to Captain Hyslop, as he had done to me, for our entering the river.