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“You're all right,” he said again. The hubbub of voices ceased suddenly. “Now,
lads, bring 'em along.” A voice I knew said their watchword, “Snuff and enough,”
loudly, and then, “What's agate?” Someone else answered, “It's Rooksby, it's Sir ...
We made a few paces down the road; the pitiful voices of the runners crying for
help came plainly to my ears. “You—they—aren't murdering them?” I asked. “No,
no,” he answered. “Can't afford to. Wish we could; but they'd make it too hot for us
Ralph answered him. “There s mischief enough. He shall go to France.” “Oh, let
the young blade rip about the world for a year or two, squire,” Rangsley's voice
said from behind us. In the end Ralph let me go with Carlos—actually across the
“Your watch is fast, Mr. Mayor,” Rangsley answered surlily; “the tide won't serve
for half an hour yet.” “Cht, cht,” the other wheezed. “No offense. We respect you.
But still, when one has a stake, one likes to know.” “My stake's all I have, and my
The grunt answered again. “Here's three men to be set aboard the Thames at a
quarter after eleven . . .” Rangsley said again. “Here's . . . a-cop . . . three men to
be set aboard Thames at quarter after eleven,” a voice hiccoughed back to us.
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