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I plucked up courage . “ You'll get your heads broke , ” I said , “ if you wait much
longer . Hark to that ! ” The approaching horses had turned off the turf on to the
hard road ; the steps of first one and then another > . up there sounded out down
Come along , ” Rangsley said , leading me gently enough to the road , which was
five steps behind . “ It's all a joke , ” he snarled . “ A pretty bad one for those
catchpolls . Hear ' em groan . The drop's not two feet . ' We made a few paces
... hand while , within five feet of me , people were laughing and kissing . I should
have laughed had I not suddenly felt his hand on my throat . I kicked his shins
hard , and fell backwards over a chest . He went back a step or 48 ROMANCE.
He went back a step or two , flourished his arm , beat his chest , and turned
furiously upon Carlos . “ He will get us murdered , " he said . “ Do you think we
are safe here ? If these people here heard that name they wouldn't wait to ask
who your ...
... and stooped to pick up his ragged cloak . “ Up - mount ! ” Carlos commanded .
Castro muttered , “ Vamos , ” and began clumsily to climb the ladder , like a bale
of rags being hauled from above . Carlos placed his foot on the steps , preparing
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