He'll swing , I'll lay you aFrom far above us came a shout , then a confused noise
of voices . The moon began to get up ; above ... In the King's name , ” Lillywhite
shouted , “ get off that nag and lend a hand ! We've a prisoner . " The horseman ...
The lanthorn was seized and flashed upon us ; there was a confused hubbub . I
caught my own name . “ Yes , I'm Kemp John Kemp , ” I called . “ I'm true blue . ” “
Blue be hanged ! ” a voice shouted back . “ What be you a - doing with runners ?
There's a sheer drop of a hundred feet . We'll tie your legs and hang you by your
fingers . If you hang long enough , you'll have time to say your prayers . Look
alive , lads ! " The voice of one of the runners began to shout , “ You'll swing for
The blue gleam was much larger - it flared smokily up towards the sky . I made
out ghastly parallelograms of a ship's sails high above us , and at last many faces
peering unseeingly over the rail in our direction . We all shouted together .
There was a blazing sun , and the crowd pushed and shouted and craned its
thousands of heads every time one heard the cry of “ Here they come , ' for an
hour or so . There was a very limpid sky , a very limpid sea , a scattering of
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