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Having imperiously thrust the door of the inner room open, he remained
immovable, with no intention of entering, and called in a harsh, aged voice: "
Senor Ramon! Sefior Ramon!" and then twice: " Seraphina — Seraphina! "
turning his head ...
He turned his lantern upon me, in a painful yellow glare. " What ! '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 ...
The horse stood, drooping its head, and the man turned in his saddle. " Runners,"
he shouted, " Bow Street runners! Come along, come along, boys! We'll roast 'em.
. . . Runners! Runners!" The sound of heavy horses at a jolting trot came to ...
... ready to pay his men their seven shillings a head for the run. Ralph
remembered, too — or I remembered for him — that he had estates and an agent
in Jamaica, and he turned into the big inn at the junction of the London road to
write a letter ...
We embarked, and, as we drew further out, the land turned to a shadow, spotted
here and there with little lights. Behind us a cock crowed. The shingle crashed at
intervals beneath the feet of a large body of men. I remembered the smugglers; ...
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