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But he didn't believe they were taken in . “ There'll be warrants out before
morning , if they aint too shaken . But what were you doing in the business ? The
two Spaniards were lying in the fern looking on when you come blundering your
I didn't know where I was going . It was enough for me to sail in and out of the
patches of shadow that fell from the moon right above our heads . We embarked ,
and , as we drew further out , the land turned to a shadow , spotted here and
... for quite a long time , and at last offered sardonically to open my eyes for me . I
said nothing . Do you know what will happen to you , ” he asked , “ ef yeh don't
get quit of that Carlos of yours ? ” I was surprised into muttering that I didn't know .
I didn't get on with the men any better . They were either very dried up and
querulous , too , or else very liquorish or boisterous in an incomprehensible way .
Their evenings seemed to be a constant succession of shouts of laughter ,
And now the boats had been beaten off , the crews captured , half the men killed !
Already there was panic on the island . I could see men coming together in little
knots , talking eagerly . I didn't like to listen to Ramon , to a Spaniard talking in ...
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