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IV THE business was done by a guest who arrived one fine morning by mail-boat
—immediately from Celebes, having boarded her in Macassar, but generally,
Schomberg understood, from up China Sea way; a wanderer clearly, even as
V THREE weeks later, after putting his cash-box away in the safe which filled with
its iron bulk a corner of their bedroom, Schomberg turned towards his wife, but
without looking at her exactly, and said: “I must get rid of these two. It won't do!
suggested Schomberg in his Lieutenant-of-the-Reserve voice. Ricardo shook his
head in silence and looked expectant. With him Schomberg exchanged at least
twenty words every day. He was infinitely more communicative than his patron.
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