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I tell you, they were rolling on the floor together on this very verandah, after
chasing each other all over the house, doors slamming, women screaming,
seventeen of them, in the dining-room; Chinamen up the trees— Hey, John! You
climb tree ...
Of course a Chinaman appeared promptly. Davidson ordered a drink and sat
tight. "I would have ordered twenty drinks one after another, if necessary," he said
— Davidson's a very abstemious man— "rather than take that parcel out of the ...
He ordered another drink, to get the Chinaman out of the room, and then seized
the parcel, which was reposing on a chair near him, and with no more than a
mutter— "This is something of yours"— he rammed it swiftly into a recess in the ...
He ordered the Chinaman to bring in the drinks. His purpose was to discover how
long these guests intended to stay. Ricardo displayed no conversational vein, but
Mr. Jones appeared communicative enough. His voice somehow matched his ...
... he will be sure to blab, and it will be all over the town in no time." A ghastly
smile stirred the lips of Mr. Jones. "Ah, I see you want to make a success of it.
Very good. That's the way to get on. Don't let it disturb you. You chase all the
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