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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 accursed
"Ah, but," Rooksby said, "you'll have to leave the country for a time. Until I can
arrange. I will. You can trust me." "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
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 runners will, be coming to THE QUARRY AND THE BEACH 25.
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, ...
"Just now, my young cousin, I feel as if I should not mind dying under the water,"
he remarked with a sigh, 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,"
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