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I whispered loudly : “ Carlos ! Carlos ! ” There was a moment of hoarse
whispering ; a sudden gruff sound . A shaft of blazing yellow light darted from the
level of the ground into my dazed eyes . A man sprang at me and thrust
something cold ...
It was a most sudden catastrophe . A hand was clutching my windpipe . “ Don ' t
you so much as squeak , Mr . Castro , ” a voice whispered in my ear . The
lanthorn light suddenly died out , and I heard whispers . “ Get him out on to the
Rangsley slipped from his horse . “ Blindfold ' em , lads , ” he cried , and turned
me sharply round . “ Don ' t struggle , ” he whispered in my ear ; his silk
handkerchief came cool across my eyelids . I felt hands fumbling with a knot at
the back of ...
It was he who had cried the watchword , “ Snuff and enough , ” and who had held
the whispered consultation . Carlos and Castro had waited in their hiding - place ,
having been spectators of the arrival of the runners and of my capture .
... said Carlos gently — “ you must - ” And , looking me straight in the face with a
still , penetrating glance of his big , romantic eyes , “ It is a good life , ” he
whispered seductively , “ and I like you , John Kemp . You are young very young
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