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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
Hear 'em groan. The drop's not two feet." 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.
Ralph answered him. " There « 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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