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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! Senor 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 approaching horses had turned off the turf on to the hard road ; the steps of
first one and then another sounded out down the silent hill. I knew it was the Free
Traders from that ; for except between banks they kept to the soft roadsides as if ...
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 ...
Blindfold 'em, lads," he cried, and turned me sharply round. " Don't struggle," he
whispered in my ear; his silk handkerchief came cool across my eyelids. I felt
hands fumbling with a knot at the back of my head. " You're all right," he said
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