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The approaching horses had turned off the turf on to the hard road ; the steps of
first one and then another sounded out down the silent hill . I knew it was the Free
Traders from that ; for except between banks they kept to the soft roadsides as if ...
My voice came back in an echo , despairingly . Suddenly I was dragged
backward , and the bandage pulled from my eyes . “ Come along , " Rangsley
said , leading me gently enough to the road , which was five steps behind . “ It ' s
all a joke ...
He went back a step or two , flourished his arm , beat his chest , and turned
furiously upon Carlos . “ He will get us murdered , ” he said . “ Do you think we
are safe here ? If these people here heard that name they wouldn ' t wait to ask
Carlos placed his foot on the steps , preparing to follow him . He turned his head
round towards me , his hand extended , a smile upon his lips . " Juan , ” he said , “
let us not quarrel . You are very young ; you cannot understand these things ...
He was talking to the editor of the Buckatoro Journal — the man from next door -
and to another who had , whilst I walked lazily across the blazing square , ridden
furiously up to the steps of the arcade . The rider was talking to both of them with
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