And my day before yesterday was the day on which I , at twenty - two , stood
looking at myself in the tall glass , the day on which I left my home in Kent and
went , as chance willed it , out to sea with Carlos Riego . That day my cousin
We stood waiting silently for an eternity , as one waits for a hare to break covert
before the beaters . From down the long hill came a small sound of horses ' hoofs
— a sound like the beating of the heart , intermittent — a muffled thud on turf ...
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
... set aboard of the Thames quarter past eleven . Three men to be set aboard ... "
and in a few minutes we stood upon the shingle beside the idle sea , that was
nearly at the full . across . CHAPTER IV I T was , I suppose , what PART FIRST 23
Afterwards , when I stood on the deck , they began laughing at old Rangsley ,
who held forth in a thunderous voice , punctuated by hiccoughs : " They carried I
aboord — a - cop — theer lugger and sinks I in the cold , co — old sea . It
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