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Don ' t let them hang me , Jack Rangsley , ” I sobbed . “ You know I ' m no spy .
Don ' t let ' em hang me , Jack . ” He rode his horse up to me , and caught me by
the collar . “ Hold your tongue , ” he said roughly . He began to make a set
We ' ll tie your legs and hang you by your fingers . If you hang long enough , you '
ll have time to say your prayers . Look alive , lads ! ” The voice of one of the
runners began to shout , “ You ' ll swing for this — youAs for me I was in a dream .
They would hang any undesirable man , like these runners , whom it would make
too great a stir to murder outright , over the edge of a low bank , and swear to him
that he was clawing the brink of Shakespeare ' s Cliff or any other hundred ...
... Rangsley said softly ; and , indeed , he did know all that was to be known about
smuggling out of the southern counties of people who could no longer inhabit
them . The trade was a survival of the days of Jacobite plots . “ And it ' s a hanging
It seemed to hang in the air round the grotesque raggedness of the saturnine
brown man . Carlos had made Spain too hot to hold him in those tortuous
intrigues of the Army of the Faith and Bourbon troops and Italian legions . From
what I ...
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“And on this ghostly sigh, on this breath, with the feeble click of beads in the nun’s hands, a silence fell upon the room, vast as the stillness of a world of unknown faiths, loves, beliefs, of ... Read full review