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He hurried on suddenly up the hill , leaving me gazing upwards at him . When I
caught him up he was swearing — as one did in those days and stamping his
foot in the middle of the road . “ I tell you , ” he said violently , “ it ' s the most
Oh , he ' ll have to leave the country , for sure , " Rangsley said jovially , “ if he
wants to live it down . There ' s five - and - forty warrants out against me but they
dursent serve ' em . But he ' s not me . ” " It ' s a miserable business , " Ralph said .
... and lit the way up steep wooden stairs . We climbed up to a tiny cock - loft , of
which the side towards the sea was all glazed . “ Now you sit there , on the floor ,
” Rangsley commanded ; " can ' t leave you below ; the THE QUARRY AND THE
manded ; " can ' t leave you below ; the runners will be coming to the mayor for
new warrants to - morrow , and he ' d not like to have spent the night in your
company . " He threw a casement open . The moon was hidden from us by clouds
, but ...
... without ceasing to bail for a moment . “ Ah , you are sorry to be leaving home ,
and your friends , and Spain , and your fine adventures , ” I answered . The blue
flare showed a very little nearer . There was nothing to be done but talk and wait .
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