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Then for the first time I saw Seraphina , looking over her father ' s shoulder . I
remember her face on that day ; her eyes were gray — the gray of black , not of
blue . For a moment they looked me straight in the face , reflectively ,
That afternoon I was upstairs , looking at the reflection of myself in the tall glass ,
wondering miserably why I seemed to be such an oaf . The voice of Rooksby
hailed me suddenly from downstairs . “ Hey , John John Kemp ; come down , I
... and . . . oh , it drives me wild , this hole - andcorner work ! There ' s a filthy
muddle with the Free Traders — a whistle to blow after dark at the quarry . To -
night of all nights , and me a justice . . . and as good as a married man ! ” I looked
at him ...
The difficulty was that of late the smugglers themselves had become demoralized
. There were ugly rumours of it ; and there was a danger that Castro and Carlos ,
if not looked after , might end their days in some marsh - dyke . It was desirable ...
Tis the young ' un , " he grunted , after a moment . “ Read the warrant , Thoms . "
My captor began to fumble in his pocket , pulled out a paper , and bent down into
the light . Suddenly he paused and looked up at me . " This ain ' t - Mr . Lillywhite
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