bardo is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
bardo paused, but neither Romola nor Tito dared to speak—his voice was too tremulous, the poise of his feelings too doubtful.
bardo shook his head, and smiled with a bitter sort of pity.
Every generous soul must heartily despise Tito Melema for basely disposing of bardo's library for lucre.
bardo had already addressed Tito in this way once or twice of late.
They passed close enough to the beach to see bardo and his two fellow kidnapers run from the cabin.
Still bardo was silent, and his silence was never again broken.
“You must lose no time in committing it to paper, young man,” said bardo, with growing interest.
bardo disappeared up ahead and presently the motors started.
bardo had stretched out his aged white hand, and Tito immediately placed his dark but delicate and supple fingers within it.
in Tibetan Buddhism, the state between death and rebirth which varies between 7-49 days depending on the person's conduct in the previous life and their age at and manner of death
Tibetan 'between the two, inbetween state'