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The lanthorn light suddenly died out , and I heard whispers . Get him out on to the
road . I'll tackle the other .. Darbies . ... Mind his knife . " I was like a confounded
rabbit in their hands . One of them had his fist on my collar and jerked me out ...
I heard him . Kemp he may be , but he spoke Spanish up there . . . and we ' ve got
something for our trouble . He ' ll swing , I ' ll lay you a — From far above us came
a shout , then a confused noise of voices . The moon began to get up ; above ...
It was impossible to make myself heard ; a fist struck me on the cheek . “ Gibbet '
em , ” somebody shrieked ; " they hung my nephew ! Gibbet ' em all the three .
Young Kemp's mother's a bad ' un . An informer he is . Up with ' em ! ” I was
I heard some groans and a cry , “ You won't murder us . ” Then a nasal drawl , “
We will surely . ” Someone else , Rangsley , I think , called , “ Bring ' em along —
this way now . ” After a period of turmoil we seemed to come out of the crowd ...
Whilst I was looking and longing I heard Carlos ' voice behind me asking one of
our sailors what ship it was . " Don't you know a flagship when you see it ? " a
voice grumbled surlily . “ Admiral Rowley's , " it continued . Then it rumbled out
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