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But he was hard enough , tyrannical enough , and had nerve enough to keep
Free - trading alive in our parts until long after it had become an anachronism .
He ended his days on the gallows , of course , but that was long afterwards .
I ' d have given fifty guineas for this chance this morning — and , Ralph , I say ,
you may tell Veronica why I ' m going , but keep a shut mouth to my mother . Let
her think I ' ve run away — eh ? Don ' t spoil your chance . " He was in such a
I wanted to keep out of the way , but it was impossible to get a boatman to row me
off to the Lion . They were all dying to see the show , and , half curious , half
reluctant , I let myself drift with the crowd . The gallows themselves stood high ...
I ' ve got him put away to keep him from blabbing . You can have his place — and
better than his place . He was only a sailor , which you are not . However , you
know enough of ships , and what we want is a man with courage , of course , but
The last letter from Veronica informed me that the man had given up thief -
catching , and was keeping , now , a little inn in the neighborhood . Ralph , my
brother - in - law , had helped him to it , no doubt . I could come home safely now .
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