Ralph's land was just on the other side of the Street , and the shepherds on the downs used to see of nights a dead - andgone Rooksby , Sir Peter that was , ride upon it past the quarry with his head under his arm .
Against the glimmer of dead light I thought I caught the outlines of a man's hat down among the tossing lines of the bracken . I whispered loudly : Carlos ! Carlos ! " There was a moment of hoarse whispering ; a sudden gruff sound .
Later , perhaps , I may be dead . I am very ill . ” He was undoubtedly ill . Campaigning in Spain , exposure in England in a rainy time , and then the ducking when we came on board , had done him no good .
It's a kind of dead reckoning yeh hevn't had call to make . Eh ? ” What do you mean ? ” I asked , bewildered . He looked at me , grinning , half naked , with amused contempt , for quite a long time , and at last offered sardonically to ...
He shouted : “ Adios , viejo , para siempre adi " V My whole body seemed to go dead all over . I happened to look downwards at my hands ; they were extraordinarily white , with the veins standing out all over them .
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