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Hardly enough to knock a man on the head for from behind, I must confess; but
that the skipper had a narrow escape, the governor himself could not deny
afterwards." "'Do you want me to understand, sir, that you mind there being one
Well, the governor was there right enough, lying comfortable on a rug, where he
could watch the offing, but I had gone back to the hut to get a chew of tobacco out
of my bag. I had not broken myself of the habit then, and I couldn't be happy ...
sleeping-shed, eating broiled fish off plantain leaves, with roast yams for bread—
the usual thing. The governor and I were on one side, and these two beauties,
cross-legged on the other, grunting a word or two to each other now and then, ...
You saw the beauty's neck, didn't you? Hard as iron, too. Down we both went.
Seeing this the governor puts his revolver in his pocket. " 'Tie his legs together, sir
,' I yell. 'I'm trying to strangle him.' "There was a lot of their fibre-lines lying about.
And fond of the governor! Oh, my word! More than any dog is of any man."
Schomberg squared his chest. "Oh, and that's one of the things I wanted to
mention to Mr. Jones," he said. "It's unpleasant to have that fellow round the
house so early.
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