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... five miles from here . Besides , he ' s friends in the Indies . That ' s where I want
to go and he could give me a cast . You remember what Tomas Castro said . . . . "
Rooksby came to a sudden halt , and began furiously to switch his corded legs ...
Everything grew silent again , and I began to think I had missed my time . Down
below in the plain , a great way off , a dog was barking continuously . I moved
forward a few paces and whistled . The glow of adventure began to die away .
He turned his lantern upon me , in a painful yellow glare . “ What ! ' Tis the young '
un , " he grunted , after a moment . “ Read the warrant , Thoms . " My captor
began to fumble in his pocket , pulled out a paper , and bent down into the light .
I began to come out of my stupor . “ My name ' s John Kemp , " I said . The other
grunted . “ Hurry up , Thoms . " “ But , Mr . Lillywhite , " Thoms reasoned , ” he don
' t speak like a Dago . Split me if he do ! And we aint in a friendly country either ...
A Novel Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford. The horseman gave an incredulous
whistle , and then began to shout , his voice winding mournfully uphill , “ Hallo !
Hallomao . ” An echo stole back , “ Hallo ! Hallo - 0 - 0 " ; then a number of voices
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