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It seems that on Liverpool docks , in the owl - light , they fell in with an elderly
hunks just returned from West Indies , who asks the time at the door of a shipping
agent . Castro pulls out a watch , and the old fellow jumps on it , vows it ' s his
But now , with Veronica to think of ! You take me , Johnny , don ' t you ? ” My
companions rode silently . After we had passed the houses of a little village a
heavy mist fell upon us , Rally ' s excut , havenagine white , damp , and clogging .
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 there with little lights . Behind us a
At last , well out , a blue gleam caught our eyes ; but by this time old Rangsley
was helpless , and it fell to me to manage the boat . Carlos was of no use he
knew it , and , without saying a word , busied himself in bailing the water out .
I was stripped and filled with some fiery liquid , and fell asleep . Old Rangsley
was sent ashore with the pilot . It was a new and strange life to me , opening
there suddenly enough . The Thames was one of the usual West Indiamen ; but
to me ...
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