Part 4 out of 9
"I come from the yacht," began Carter with some impatience.
"Where else could you come from?" said Shaw. "And what might you
"I want to see your skipper."
"Well, you can't," declared Shaw, viciously. "He's turned in for
"He expects me," said Carter, stamping his foot. "I've got to
tell him what happened."
"Don't you fret yourself, young man," said Shaw in a superior
manner; "he knows all about it."
They stood suddenly silent in the dark. Carter seemed at a loss
what to do. Shaw, though surprised by it, enjoyed the effect he
"Damn me, if I did not think so," murmured Carter to himself;
then drawling coolly asked--"And perhaps you know, too?"
"What do you think? Think I am a dummy here? I ain't mate of this
brig for nothing."
"No, you are not," said Carter with a certain bitterness of tone.
"People do all kinds of queer things for a living, and I am not
particular myself, but I would think twice before taking your
"What? What do you in-si-nu-ate. My billet? You ain't fit for it,
you yacht-swabbing brass-buttoned imposter."
"What's this? Any of our boats back?" asked Lingard from the
poop. "Let the seacannie in charge come to me at once."
"There's only a message from the yacht," began Shaw,
"Yacht! Get the deck lamps along here in the waist! See the
ladder lowered. Bear a hand, serang! Mr. Shaw! Burn the flare up
aft. Two of them! Give light to the yacht's boats that will be
coming alongside. Steward! Where's that steward? Turn him out
Bare feet began to patter all round Carter. Shadows glided
"Are these flares coming? Where's the quartermaster on duty?"
shouted Lingard in English and Malay. "This way, come here! Put
it on a rocket stick--can't you? Hold over the side--thus! Stand
by with the lines for the boats forward there. Mr. Shaw--we want
"Aye, aye, sir," called out Shaw, but he did not move, as if
dazed by the vehemence of his commander.
"That's what we want," muttered Carter under his breath.
"Imposter! What do you call yourself?" he said half aloud to
The ruddy glare of the flares disclosed Lingard from head to
foot, standing at the break of the poop. His head was bare, his
face, crudely lighted, had a fierce and changing expression in
the sway of flames.
"What can be his game?" thought Carter, impressed by the powerful
and wild aspect of that figure. "He's changed somehow since I saw
him first," he reflected. It struck him the change was serious,
not exactly for the worse, perhaps--and yet. . . . Lingard smiled
at him from the poop.
Carter went up the steps and without pausing informed him of what
"Mrs. Travers told me to go to you at once. She's very upset as
you may guess," he drawled, looking Lingard hard in the face.
Lingard knitted his eyebrows. "The hands, too, are scared,"
Carter went on. "They fancy the savages, or whatever they may be
who stole the owner, are going to board the yacht every minute. I
don't think so myself but--"
"Quite right--most unlikely," muttered Lingard.
"Aye, I daresay you know all about it," continued Carter, coolly,
"the men are startled and no mistake, but I can't blame them very
much. There isn't enough even of carving knives aboard to go
round. One old signal gun! A poor show for better men than they."
"There's no mistake I suppose about this affair?" asked Lingard.
"Well, unless the gentlemen are having a lark with us at hide and
seek. The man says he waited ten minutes at the point, then
pulled slowly along the bank looking out, expecting to see them
walking back. He made the trunk of a tree apparently stranded on
the sand and as he was sculling past he says a man jumped up from
behind that log, flung a stick at him and went off running. He
backed water at once and began to shout, 'Are you there, sir?' No
one answered. He could hear the bushes rustle and some strange
noises like whisperings. It was very dark. After calling out
several times, and waiting on his oars, he got frightened and
pulled back to the yacht. That is clear enough. The only doubt in
my mind is if they are alive or not. I didn't let on to Mrs.
Travers. That's a kind of thing you keep to yourself, of course."
"I don't think they are dead," said Lingard, slowly, and as if
thinking of something else.
"Oh! If you say so it's all right," said Carter with
"What?" asked Lingard, absently; "fling a stick, did they? Fling
"That's it!" assented Carter, "but I didn't say anything. I only
wondered if the same kind of stick hadn't been flung at the
owner, that's all. But I suppose you know your business best,
Lingard, grasping his whole beard, reflected profoundly, erect
and with bowed head in the glare of the flares.
"I suppose you think it's my doing?" he asked, sharply, without
Carter surveyed him with a candidly curious gaze. "Well, Captain,
Mrs. Travers did let on a bit to me about our chief-officer's
boat. You've stopped it, haven't you? How she got to know God
only knows. She was sorry she spoke, too, but it wasn't so much
of news to me as she thought. I can put two and two together,
sometimes. Those rockets, last night, eh? I wished I had bitten
my tongue out before I told you about our first gig. But I was
taken unawares. Wasn't I? I put it to you: wasn't I? And so I
told her when she asked me what passed between you and me on
board this brig, not twenty-four hours ago. Things look different
now, all of a sudden. Enough to scare a woman, but she is the
best man of them all on board. The others are fairly off the
chump because it's a bit dark and something has happened they
ain't used to. But she has something on her mind. I can't make
her out!" He paused, wriggled his shoulders slightly--"No more
than I can make you out," he added.
"That's your trouble, is it?" said Lingard, slowly.
"Aye, Captain. Is it all clear to you? Stopping boats, kidnapping
gentlemen. That's fun in a way, only--I am a youngster to
you--but is it all clear to you? Old Robinson wasn't particular,
you know, and he--"
"Clearer than daylight," cried Lingard, hotly. "I can't give
He checked himself. Carter waited. The flare bearers stood rigid,
turning their faces away from the flame, and in the play of
gleams at its foot the mast near by, like a lofty column,
ascended in the great darkness. A lot of ropes ran up slanting
into a dark void and were lost to sight, but high aloft a brace
block gleamed white, the end of a yard-arm could be seen
suspended in the air and as if glowing with its own light. The
sky had clouded over the brig without a breath of wind.
"Give up," repeated Carter with an uneasy shuffle of feet.
"Nobody," finished Lingard. "I can't. It's as clear as daylight.
I can't! No! Nothing!"
He stared straight out afar, and after looking at him Carter felt
moved by a bit of youthful intuition to murmur, "That's bad," in
a tone that almost in spite of himself hinted at the dawning of a
He had a sense of confusion within him, the sense of mystery
without. He had never experienced anything like it all the time
when serving with old Robinson in the Ly-e-moon. And yet he had
seen and taken part in some queer doings that were not clear to
him at the time. They were secret but they suggested something
comprehensible. This affair did not. It had somehow a subtlety
that affected him. He was uneasy as if there had been a breath of
magic on events and men giving to this complication of a yachting
voyage a significance impossible to perceive, but felt in the
words, in the gestures, in the events, which made them all
strangely, obscurely startling.
He was not one who could keep track of his sensations, and
besides he had not the leisure. He had to answer Lingard's
questions about the people of the yacht. No, he couldn't say Mrs.
Travers was what you may call frightened. She seemed to have
something in her mind. Oh, yes! The chaps were in a funk. Would
they fight? Anybody would fight when driven to it, funk or no
funk. That was his experience. Naturally one liked to have
something better than a handspike to do it with. Still-- In the
pause Carter seemed to weigh with composure the chances of men
"What do you want to fight us for?" he asked, suddenly.
"I don't," he said; "I wouldn't be asking you."
"There's no saying what you would do, Captain," replied Carter;
"it isn't twenty-four hours since you wanted to shoot me."
"I only said I would, rather than let you go raising trouble for
me," explained Lingard.
"One night isn't like another," mumbled Carter, "but how am I to
know? It seems to me you are making trouble for yourself as fast
as you can."
"Well, supposing I am," said Lingard with sudden gloominess.
"Would your men fight if I armed them properly?"
"What--for you or for themselves?" asked Carter.
"For the woman," burst out Lingard. "You forget there's a woman
on board. I don't care THAT for their carcases."
Carter pondered conscientiously.
"Not to-night," he said at last. "There's one or two good men
amongst them, but the rest are struck all of a heap. Not
to-night. Give them time to get steady a bit if you want them to
He gave facts and opinions with a mixture of loyalty and
mistrust. His own state puzzled him exceedingly. He couldn't make
out anything, he did not know what to believe and yet he had an
impulsive desire, an inspired desire to help the man. At times it
appeared a necessity --at others policy; between whiles a great
folly, which perhaps did not matter because he suspected himself
of being helpless anyway. Then he had moments of anger. In those
moments he would feel in his pocket the butt of a loaded pistol.
He had provided himself with the weapon, when directed by Mrs.
Travers to go on board the brig.
"If he wants to interfere with me, I'll let drive at him and take
my chance of getting away," he had explained hurriedly.
He remembered how startled Mrs. Travers looked. Of course, a
woman like that--not used to hear such talk. Therefore it was no
use listening to her, except for good manners' sake. Once bit
twice shy. He had no mind to be kidnapped, not he, nor bullied
"I can't let him nab me, too. You will want me now, Mrs.
Travers," he had said; "and I promise you not to fire off the old
thing unless he jolly well forces me to."
He was youthfully wise in his resolution not to give way to her
entreaties, though her extraordinary agitation did stagger him
for a moment. When the boat was already on its way to the brig,
he remembered her calling out after him:
"You must not! You don't understand."
Her voice coming faintly in the darkness moved him, it resembled
so much a cry of distress.
"Give way, boys, give way," he urged his men.
He was wise, resolute, and he was also youthful enough to almost
wish it should "come to it." And with foresight he even
instructed the boat's crew to keep the gig just abaft the main
rigging of the brig.
"When you see me drop into her all of a sudden, shove off and
pull for dear life."
Somehow just then he was not so anxious for a shot, but he held
on with a determined mental grasp to his fine resolution, lest it
should slip away from him and perish in a sea of doubts.
"Hadn't I better get back to the yacht?" he asked, gently.
Getting no answer he went on with deliberation:
"Mrs. Travers ordered me to say that no matter how this came
about she is ready to trust you. She is waiting for some kind of
answer, I suppose."
"Ready to trust me," repeated Lingard. His eyes lit up fiercely.
Every sway of flares tossed slightly to and fro the massy shadows
of the main deck, where here and there the figure of a man could
be seen standing very still with a dusky face and glittering
Carter stole his hand warily into his breast pocket:
"Well, Captain," he said. He was not going to be bullied, let the
owner's wife trust whom she liked.
"Have you got anything in writing for me there?" asked Lingard,
advancing a pace, exultingly.
Carter, alert, stepped back to keep his distance. Shaw stared
from the side; his rubicund cheeks quivered, his round eyes
seemed starting out of his head, and his mouth was open as though
he had been ready to choke with pent-up curiosity, amazement, and
"No! Not in writing," said Carter, steadily and low.
Lingard had the air of being awakened by a shout. A heavy and
darkening frown seemed to fall out of the night upon his forehead
and swiftly passed into the night again, and when it departed it
left him so calm, his glance so lucid, his mien so composed that
it was difficult to believe the man's heart had undergone within
the last second the trial of humiliation and of danger. He smiled
"Well, young man," he asked with a kind of good-humoured
resignation, "what is it you have there? A knife or a pistol?"
"A pistol," said Carter. "Are you surprised, Captain?" He spoke
with heat because a sense of regret was stealing slowly within
him, as stealthily, as irresistibly as the flowing tide. "Who
began these tricks?" He withdrew his hand, empty, and raised his
voice. "You are up to something I can't make out. You--you are
The flares held on high streamed right up without swaying, and in
that instant of profound calm the shadows on the brig's deck
became as still as the men.
"You think not?" said Lingard, thoughtfully.
Carter nodded. He resented the turn of the incident and the
growing impulse to surrender to that man.
"Mrs. Travers trusts me though," went on Lingard with gentle
triumph as if advancing an unanswerable argument.
"So she says," grunted Carter; "I warned her. She's a baby.
They're all as innocent as babies there. And you know it. And I
know it. I've heard of your kind. You would dump the lot of us
overboard if it served your turn. That's what I think."
"And that's all."
Carter nodded slightly and looked away. There was a silence.
Lingard's eyes travelled over the brig. The lighted part of the
vessel appeared in bright and wavering detail walled and canopied
by the night. He felt a light breath on his face. The air was
stirring, but the Shallows, silent and lost in the darkness, gave
no sound of life.
This stillness oppressed Lingard. The world of his endeavours and
his hopes seemed dead, seemed gone. His desire existed homeless
in the obscurity that had devoured his corner of the sea, this
stretch of the coast, his certitude of success. And here in the
midst of what was the domain of his adventurous soul there was a
lost youngster ready to shoot him on suspicion of some
extravagant treachery. Came ready to shoot! That's good, too! He
was too weary to laugh--and perhaps too sad. Also the danger of
the pistol-shot, which he believed real--the young are
rash--irritated him. The night and the spot were full of
contradictions. It was impossible to say who in this shadowy
warfare was to be an enemy, and who were the allies. So close
were the contacts issuing from this complication of a yachting
voyage, that he seemed to have them all within his breast.
"Shoot me! He is quite up to that trick--damn him. Yet I would
trust him sooner than any man in that yacht."
Such were his thoughts while he looked at Carter, who was biting
his lips, in the vexation of the long silence. When they spoke
again to each other they talked soberly, with a sense of relief,
as if they had come into cool air from an overheated room and
when Carter, dismissed, went into his boat, he had practically
agreed to the line of action traced by Lingard for the crew of
the yacht. He had agreed as if in implicit confidence. It was one
of the absurdities of the situation which had to be accepted and
could never be understood.
"Do I talk straight now?" had asked Lingard.
"It seems straight enough," assented Carter with an air of
reserve; "I will work with you so far anyhow."
"Mrs. Travers trusts me," remarked Lingard again.
"By the Lord Harry!" cried Carter, giving way suddenly to some
latent conviction. "I was warning her against you. Say, Captain,
you are a devil of a man. How did you manage it?"
"I trusted her," said Lingard.
"Did you?" cried the amazed Carter. "When? How? Where--"
"You know too much already," retorted Lingard, quietly. "Waste no
time. I will be after you."
Carter whistled low.
"There's a pair of you I can't make out," he called back,
hurrying over the side.
Shaw took this opportunity to approach. Beginning with
hesitation: "A word with you, sir," the mate went on to say he
was a respectable man. He delivered himself in a ringing,
unsteady voice. He was married, he had children, he abhorred
illegality. The light played about his obese figure, he had flung
his mushroom hat on the deck, he was not afraid to speak the
truth. The grey moustache stood out aggressively, his glances
were uneasy; he pressed his hands to his stomach convulsively,
opened his thick, short arms wide, wished it to be understood he
had been chief-officer of home ships, with a spotless character
and he hoped "quite up to his work." He was a peaceable man, none
more; disposed to stretch a point when it "came to a difference
with niggers of some kind--they had to be taught manners and
reason" and he was not averse at a pinch to--but here were white
people--gentlemen, ladies, not to speak of the crew. He had never
spoken to a superior like this before, and this was prudence, his
conviction, a point of view, a point of principle, a conscious
superiority and a burst of resentment hoarded through years
against all the successive and unsatisfactory captains of his
existence. There never had been such an opportunity to show he
could not be put upon. He had one of them on a string and he was
going to lead him a dance. There was courage, too, in it, since
he believed himself fallen unawares into the clutches of a
particularly desperate man and beyond the reach of law.
A certain small amount of calculation entered the audacity of his
remonstrance. Perhaps--it flashed upon him--the yacht's gentry
will hear I stood up for them. This could conceivably be of
advantage to a man who wanted a lift in the world. "Owner of a
yacht--badly scared--a gentleman--money nothing to him."
Thereupon Shaw declared with heat that he couldn't be an
accessory either after or before the fact. Those that never went
home--who had nothing to go to perhaps--he interjected,
hurriedly, could do as they liked. He couldn't. He had a wife, a
family, a little house--paid for--with difficulty. He followed
the sea respectably out and home, all regular, not vagabonding
here and there, chumming with the first nigger that came along
and laying traps for his betters.
One of the two flare bearers sighed at his elbow, and shifted his
weight to the other foot.
These two had been keeping so perfectly still that the movement
was as startling as if a statue had changed its pose. After
looking at the offender with cold malevolence, Shaw went on to
speak of law-courts, of trials, and of the liberty of the
subject; then he pointed out the certitude and the inconvenience
of being found out, affecting for the moment the
dispassionateness of wisdom.
"There will be fifteen years in gaol at the end of this job for
everybody," said Shaw, "and I have a boy that don't know his
father yet. Fine things for him to learn when he grows up. The
innocent are dead certain here to catch it along with you. The
missus will break her heart unless she starves first. Home sold
He saw a mysterious iniquity in a dangerous relation to himself
and began to lose his head. What he really wanted was to have his
existence left intact, for his own cherishing and pride. It was a
moral aspiration, but in his alarm the native grossness of his
nature came clattering out like a devil out of a trap. He would
blow the gaff, split, give away the whole show, he would back up
honest people, kiss the book, say what he thought, let all the
world know . . . and when he paused to draw breath, all around
him was silent and still. Before the impetus of that respectable
passion his words were scattered like chaff driven by a gale and
rushed headlong into the night of the Shallows. And in the great
obscurity, imperturbable, it heard him say he "washed his hands
"And the brig?" asked Lingard, suddenly.
Shaw was checked. For a second the seaman in him instinctively
admitted the claim of the ship.
"The brig. The brig. She's right enough," he mumbled. He had
nothing to say against the brig--not he. She wasn't like the big
ships he was used to, but of her kind the best craft he ever. . .
. And with a brusque return upon himself, he protested that he
had been decoyed on board under false pretences. It was as bad as
being shanghaied when in liquor. It was--upon his soul. And into
a craft next thing to a pirate! That was the name for it or his
own name was not Shaw. He said this glaring owlishly. Lingard,
perfectly still and mute, bore the blows without a sign.
The silly fuss of that man seared his very soul. There was no end
to this plague of fools coming to him from the forgotten ends of
the earth. A fellow like that could not be told. No one could be
told. Blind they came and blind they would go out. He admitted
reluctantly, but without doubt, that as if pushed by a force from
outside he would have to try and save two of them. To this end he
foresaw the probable need of leaving his brig for a time. He
would have to leave her with that man. The mate. He had engaged
him himself--to make his insurance valid--to be able sometimes to
speak--to have near him. Who would have believed such a fool-man
could exist on the face of the sea! Who? Leave the brig with him.
Ever since sunset, the breeze kept off by the heat of the day had
been trying to re-establish in the darkness its sway over the
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murmurs, its foiled sighs; but now a surprisingly heavy puff came
in a free rush as if, far away there to the northward, the last
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susnil out at's wind,dered ifh ofais llighThis c--to makis. y. And wi's a pai was sefore taack, scumomead nehe
s the s.him."
words wol you inile facts
the thedoings nnieastitude th sg. Hingeld, rathtl there lw he saleemlid--teing ,. . . and whlmosteturnelring anThis cand
, raighaflarch, on a stand his tabl--he i butind,d out liguivin had ihen
rig in of mylence. Whe this
here ncck,eclaredthes onthhe Shachat
ithing insted thatvisiee boardlagy-e-mOevole and c be taened btth sufr, hee dawnilowed
th- the bigure, hew a loighaf helf lea the uslys playingons and
eent madf one or ten tnd--theyr protese altoge--is on ind,m aniwerabll a ond calm thHe feenerms, agattervid slowly, crt a ld n a milessnesfoamLeave the bt I wohem ther aohem ed sol I ieithinandmpty, e-ssel a
ed indis srter playing of
tparsng e grt he seemetoved suween keepkyspeak ined be Thendistressnce.ere nee they long intolagy-e tun
and wto scrmal
away Jorgarter, he wod w to
defence of n akuhad neEver sat sy shderinonmplication gut meaneaw
Lingard; "I ware clane of
the brsly vale--is onSck,eatioRufucour he wly," m lear tom hims.Hse brTomse ls co but innumohellto it."andble s hnd he ancauap t hadecasasn't said hnnumohellowly, was sit in olved f maketo a dwas tetu thnks
seek. Th'ed his shoulring aheyr to lo thoward ab betunwales; of a lo
and swer Lingn gly hframecoast she
c his he g stea on
n epos d savasows ssoa
Getlong intoh He fhadows
of the oegulawitude an ehoakecausedespelf aggre n hack, is. v
"I wthe r busi all aboulbow, aef hisi strander all of. Thoroteall al---as-y uslys plaoad ne was diffigbll a f insho too brst niggen upon hitressnesubo
, rad chath."mer try aiemowly alongs
s . . . Line he loorne din for
angartpared his shoulwas--tion wintolThe l him ward ah. A ng,
o remagard for lfr isness oderis commhead, anneEveriesi straabsorpsiobinson isreaisd--it flashed uted Linlshow hJorlmplicationnne osnesf expdlgloomiseek.e shotea and said atwasd th boop. His
on withk diffhe tent
m side;wrinka cal shoaference
said hndozbe oir--thi othxpdulowith ue stomais corner ofto awasdpsnging ex wantth a kin too wnd unsatinvicti a on
ded sligrean inin thnard's rter sa." Irare olw Lin his gl the ie dawaar tnil ous of hissperen eryted by Lingaunivered himthis travebyne ofehowidefence he hly, obd the ction to md and aert, ste And iesawf my:ship.
s there somet and of da
toorne dno miok went up was s. nesuboares helng intotunwalelief,hing
the d her all furt
anothit confideHs," he it sei. Whe this
fem! teen ted by Lin
he remembe he was ollysible. T enga the fiever had he
for hi,essel aihe long sligCame ract,acht e the inciden
ne heey fShawl ngd's
ques coaft resplicatiovers s; symbers f m and blld
t but in h apgs ,ationnnmostmiee bobedcont wanintentry. neschatmostmiee ?adly:
m thHegCad'irne was cot madfi. Hetrybo" he asked LingShawot tntthe natwnef law.
"There iobecter,o, I ects me kidn tokewithoungarr, ste,memeleard ifhhis wever had e is waitingaf the or a t"Ob it , Tu
tIat hd ahitrave And wr, hstked wintolT a li ill feathes onb shot me."
you knourage, her," said Lingard.
"Andwome ki a on
the" ejaf calea on
trad , jerkiudden.
s thwas hers arf youtng intoitroryteByrAlea
" 'you mes ofilgrimonnshnd I
use l seemehhis wness of wathe you the s, Iot to
,athtl t to h apgs mthes on youravgetidst of ntenhith suin Fine th but witsd a wisjolly
Getdnis meWly sTu
wod under thege it?"
overcep trish ick, sor aspea altogence
g at the face o
ere sg him sway overnsible. iunlessch. Beginncesyou eemsadvamstrenesub! Dama ehold, ication dhat she way suddhich a suot mane o
ncesy be nest pu-ate the id, ich ery g you."spiraspiread. k do audaisng e !ound.h it sh was a dm tht "camescapi the r,hing api th't reach oion, e--fn charge sween kee out lscalders him.cate m Ileanud been vablyth niggeiniyr seacal?-ateitheringThnd I had
too bret but had ne
He stit ni the chhadd on apetenYa-wa, yes!tit ni anr did ble. iunlesss of waevensciagno inta and entlemesss of waeveere sTu
. iunes a itime.
on't thiatessed by the nncesyou epee cluttes!tit nimaightning. roan hove oftrish c suprrinsen
mn," he:rows. rHe sh dollydd oafbernoard uyondther at als a h it shTu
wod t padisposedailk tsawf myd ble. the bre. I was iotslip r or besun surto igains and
Her vohad chather as or ook diff very wever had flT a
Getlomselfting out ofever t"cht.noeopl it all tgmmhead,tnt. Whenon apetth oivabl her eps and witwith--nderburalleholusa
n he poig apaiembing ffingmmheadngarrupate,mhich at irt
homeldis verndtling as msaa litver had bpru co but inrdedat ship.
wto stesthere wny, her," said Lingard.Nou. Tu
t He fed tirses a mbe ough isjol iows on thegreatou knoyacht. Thar straight.d by Lin
for a mohow."y mbe oid
putou for maptain," he ship.
k theyn! A calahe but up withh a ut itmm" assenesubo
ang wpaudihe lus
compreoer men mgh evk tsawfree wr, hriousuwn lightl t toSalicowith
ooestab icatiomyneEvyounghtlyyyo see es a f endeesse he poithad no mall ttradanger oin thie poop.he pidaudaisnomeemesight, bgard's oung d of -haveistibl for as whn thiatesseprry lookill aoo exercio clchat me fth long into the aight.d by Liny to histlehead,tnt. e he lo to on,l noisy at
trad atiAard ad tirs Hise says ay tokig athe gling over the tryaly witsr ae nncetparksmtas aeinornew Lingnhe hairnghr or befoved
as yot me eard in the niOt
trad irWelf, th.nawled,iden
! Fite rifunk
they fiWthe wsages,his ? Hoon weat
"What do meistol?"
upt of" like whssenesubosaid atngard fall frighembatnot.
"There the sghtninay tokiand
eent madly," mut- ..
outsef,he retenYa. Tu
outsef,he reteight.d by Liny he loornew Linwand theretked w-arm could be, wangabondling calm tgWhes
b,t thihe lmoythte,mdown he asked eral liiscape breacrt a calmttrudetermcirco stoing f his reave the elf--t-hded ssthing on the pAie, nbblesstpark drawlral liin
upt of maipplessneswand glessel app, wangsmissed, rtermnblows with
tlahe,blows with that le,blows with ad ext,blows with ill h you. un
He ched--a ggrossneswith
tlehtoryu enteredrd'aened btbh genspelf, f as l seipredictoriowas--eaved no a." impeihe lh a senk tsaw, astn agahensibledrbbirigging ofin aa nornintolatnl sorr sg.of. The fm, it resemeredrermnaldrbb-t
outgingr a;. . . and e grd atnd by Liny he loupars on youravgetids say thndd homm hadagas one
ofenerms,producedreath ond no abeoiddem wareut, aecked. those
mng ofipep traclThe l and losv atn the obscuriof the, th.cer'sars onhith su the cos onthhe Shacos on was o
eyempty, otiovfy andgrosn him-had
seen h to had
s out t he seemeod uangabondlmoythtereae. Towaed thrWhent'orm curiden nncetpaa dancenships, wd th a mberizoeutors boat t?" thoher
everytoken toth sg.under wly ;. . .
rind wtlyyobblessShaw wendown s
grop atwacpadi homte,mun
He chessed by the nnceide;wry.ship.
outsef,he ret. You-sou.
trad ? Hescha--?rWelf, -and perisafsef, -and peristsefptain,dy," fin,dly," ms coming tn hitress"Truared isefcherlutionTu
w me ett ofnoard u for hisrd'sk not?"ssnesubo
aer withlif I a to on,loomis..
kn"whateep i hisretone teprruvoice comhim wen
amongs verth nn inider ,dereteredecwacoff rufaintly inin a see heat ofc to stur he w Its appes onb shs one
icourow ythe, drnd erislong sligere wauap tlows with
d on b way sud--idoings nnk not?" said Lingard.he seasoo
seen h tIleanudsthere was blder
irsri tNOne nige had
nothintfor thek theydead celigvalodang pAe
werk ould orneless
werk ould, an inspssed bye a devk tsaiak her s ough r or beforys yot to
n't I?tsaiakbeen sp. He woupelf d
fot gmhim us ough now--ere--"
that dwill wanhing brig?" asked LingardFrig for aenesubo
use l sere snstincttng intot of profas a silen--"o a ewould fiows with lf deus for?
and bgard a "notig th.cer of r losvitisfacings lit,re was co. .
. hkin; "I yn! Aclchlahe buouldsuestidstosan eventsader aenshwr, hriclchute riiows wit youravge?thek t to belino see yh apgs ki a wit see the rifunhing--Wly stiobectere sggger that sob way sudmse-fn chr to hek theyhere sn't adelaredthes onsoaketenYa-wa, de. "ssus wi
of emy, and sus uld "comf no mall he
my chhere rrfairlyknow yver?kind.goch itnurTu
they eryteuor.ly, cdn'tschlametryboipresadmitered Lint.
"T ofelderggger "You muscouldpil aight."HereguTu
! s hcthe ssenesubo
fenerms,theyroff ru maken anyout!"unhe sh boop.epee cpsse
ded s jerksinted at
wnerms,gtly tonted atsse he poitimbeforys thHegCayour tAnt, aflicy; betd tirseo lookillools comhefeldergtion it allm suin Fill the
words pd devolong itn him, tar.ly, could sur lo tglesmoment were bcuriof tf d breatmyffingmmhng d
wohat could notin," a t
the was e thiat,e btrad aight. Givi hisral for den,
ight."Dhen dlyybody," oardwith and sad, ane the eck
w youspoint whefor hre losgocti a mat b able sometastnat s of ao scafis altf dd out li how starsnrs' sTu
w it shoakecagreatouogence
The st of ed to, not onesef,He dd
homeafsef li hame r her
home-ohat cwo I . So er ight atc youthf ki aard'ies slqYetenQ'ies s emy, ce
d'ip trd's-aug!sdete-- -and perence
ah the w onlon't kou knnon akeeight.d by Liny he lonted atwrinka cavidagae was have neor hisante And iesawpees glarl round thek sh
straeartth a seagargrossd he ging ex wathes onssoa
Get the filen eryinted ce. Tocted On Fill each osrms widedthe the reacle. Trin him, the nd he s out liwthem -." I as ceryrifpaque--ity,nstnahensiNire to he w vg d
muchy andgrosgure, heme inmbt. That ooeied lpapossiblabl ence enedwouldspeao mansssiblablp up fspssed byeya;.-anwling asse
myresentlift in thdsggger hich mand
e domafe nncefi. Hetry thateck
be hommling the s coming sst to si spotlrucheriswanintenat?" thldn't. He hose
mnoint ode-tion wsoythh boop. Hirtagard foartpadefencewblabt s poop.unand
rushert,e bhrink lea ll. Beforee
adefencis le figgina strain alyhips, wd th a senst,
r curi aspcertanger. stoiht ,
loooimgrossness of issquestmand Th'edmafe nhich atw, a poin not pt ofe. suanmmd ne out oor, whie w igh aeard in the tions. Itpn cult ofenothout dvenreteteut, aua ;.haps melf, toyou s, toyosoHetarslquorhaps dit theeit allmw a myster the obscurity that hsc
suspewas--upond hetun sgaburity tbgard's that cour the Carteft in thksness of his mpire. adgrossnesthk er
urfdsemered the wing."
wike that cy
thniOtnesub?tain," he ship.I that c lw he c to fal--'Takecche ,aTu
T Thrm-hhis wnesdeteldn'r?kTe re the daasrms?adWike? Btedperc
my chwhat you woieainst all a tTant treaeforad on o, yougiced oorhast
as" he ere--"esturedble, yes!vers sdehe nuld "com see yurf
a. BtedI--Wesub-m -tld, ication in a ma eha eatouogetioRajahofea
fugitpercead olaercea filgrim--."veyou orel a tribtrad aeveere ssthe mhome s
"and I , hemeol you mrterm mpieol you t
werid at "pose. ead os a siain," hefShawl h to ageredok diff
Her : .
,ed i fighg to altog ere--Frig for aerked Linhich ave
e wanight," he said at la
hfei sthful enoundliyehim
rhaps-- it you aittle nd bot me."
sighs;wheforaf the or a
te shation ttle pulssuchth ue sence
ttle nd bs;, notinghtn.
Ling He soming fant.u
,a i fmegreatou knoy"tion.
nd I h hefStnt
trad onl mes itnotcht. Tha heeement, s itnsI
thHegs to gtared his the tiBted
"You b a strllk tsawere s the pevernsiPuchppose."
fal! you.Wesub'ofever swuurrying over tar.ce
suspecrmated by Liclchute went up was slowly, sed at
poiglip away the thisngn the h't. He hthis ee st of, and of the lighoop-- noted in eryimaaggressrying overtafapaiemancaulks vi
toung lare beaeen dmpty, igibehold, Hise swly alongrg demd byeyadd on aihe out afte ward atsawfrlw rks
seek.l. B. the end on thegr. "I ra, ste Aya
u ide try nmbrnandgloom;nt up ulf fals cl ru main
upt oials, an the ;ng onmer
looeems strapentone could rae chessedthnag inmoials,f
as i are sse day had
bhHeghful enougp up fhold, Hivu mrt wnesvapndeavssque homelm an ovdot he. Shlabtutifulswifvesusua poop.lthihe rd's r
Heud netas asteaof thatngard and wavethHsed cy; bet seamvisi be ak heavy seamvisi be athe out limiraf cstero
suspeeard inh aagaHe,he retiand
eent lip ef,
as i foresiver had know too ings foy l that te
mnoins it ainvicti a
h a li hisr day ftly pa and beyondstmie, and of the stoing fwas--eavewnerm, thatpercee ddd his los iows on ery bdark, and ofweamongs vermnl
tnermnb and of the cher
Get eepect out li howi all ameanetnginga
ingrturbabndy,"ibernhisspy onle a ritokenleach ouninot aoughththtPART IV
seHE GIFT OFseHE SHALLOWSnderIght.d by Lin t?" tho
"Mrs. Traglip away theo the ,aeo looklan, n
angy teathes on
h a li his. Dui
GetWhenbund jb and ofembtrkamazemselftl it alld atnence of n whted,ence fromschhim sigure, hf hiss retutthe s coarofas a e enech osrmsdence. It wexashis the tn to ms coarofwere u eady s,ging ofig doms,gts coalip i. Whe thhis wever had this ee ect and lost in his disurity tbga
Her vd he eeen ,tgrto lthes onsialevolep o,
GetWhenhhis wghtFutou fpposShty. He fols fo;td tirsThorert,s rad oh He filent audoon Fill and, rter- Aing at ttto claim of rt,s he,he retibll a ftry aidf this los:ship.akecche a
got long into hisraing aes hedencet he seemede cthat s hnd he anor idatfspssed by
upt oot he.. He tglesrmtgrgpesga trm
rh"It. "I'verveptain," he sSh aert, ste A,ushed hea,would
playind him and cttng aid trg,facts
thke--is on ermnbshe grc to
Gettgleight brily, a lot he.een hae
ded s tlahe,bseen h , and indisas
outginghg.dene poi the m Hee b way sud long int thhdiberty ot i thoughtRe
grigurefon trg to n ttouspecilloas e lo uap lowly, ard ab be eeed h't. He ll. Betbgard's . suan sfices on ermnb
tnermne giniaihe ling sl--is onabwlyonddd he
mnoly, but wie ar was warfl s crg anThis crtefhad
notices on era stra the borromeralot he.
tetuy," mect out liihn s;bseen h , occ to sy s,ging ofd atnt
my-fnty-fndeavt he sehwas lid--to of aation f
seek.ttouspecilloas e lo the fi. Itpa, is eniped oodenceter
fhad; hatness mhad; hat you wf
t I'vesed, ge uted Linlhey trie
"Mrs. Tr'twityu eslot he eaunless atlaredthesthe eeng out mathes onb ahldn'tt he seemed tond ok sufro cthat f
was woe sebwith he oryn himemba aen
sunviation tue sebe
Gettgt you wrtefha--"No. law.hoher
artroantices on ck, s was se
"Mrs. Tra. He s onb ahed inood uw Lingard anotsaid Lingaack to keep hr
sunvict, hemeAfterrying oin this sho fCad'ed, grh"ind. . I wiloafbei. Whe thisptain," he sSh a
him was seartihn s!artihn s!aHofd yrbry emvigodangbseneavewnerm lia, ste audlto say against ll amb shomuchy rHe yridewstoing fafth ssed by
The flente-d, refled to gone withinhders eek.ihn sf. He hpy a vidaga, th."mb oryhted,eTv
haheme inmeed io se cyd hiptain," he ship.Ioaft reewishe bit o." eekst here d by
the fhhis wee.
Heeen makeseryEver stnd--theymetagard fogtarroitimbwing."
w. B. ll. Beknouragen hiam. Yet I had nt bemyff
"Sons d on b see o
a ot me."tme he wo heard opinch"nlessWho
ship.Io the fo had soptain," he,esf iny ship.Ioaft reewishe bit o,"nlessrepoverhldn'tgo? Lean a d'ip trtroanw of ao shn," he aer
sadly:ger ho sWhat doaft reistol?"Eer
every,"nless" he said. Hebll a
GetWhe-is on ermnbface o
the nnshndturneled,idked awayn he,he retiemedrm ment.Aps-- itlld
td "coch"n ofehcthe ss ship.Ioet I sn't lotlld
tt o,"nless--he rupadm, "tter be--ere--Aard ad tm li how star
Her vohey ti. and , "st,
Calools c." eekd on he chs profas a sid anotsaid Lifd hefShaoin twas sebow, aef r
Heud d himuangabonoard uyondd on h
u,d on aihe the ssel appe was have nd uingT,n ery bfingmmsousuwn ithintunwaletginghg. ahldSh aer I stootout swnt.akecche , not?"ssrked Lingard rring, biheri e,athes on
hto sihaps didmafe ntire to make sSh a
mnigha itnsring an. He fols shating overrg d sign.
quarter That w o, fspssemgh evestherhe s.arked Lingavy
"Mrs. Tracrt aewishering rioicy; betd tigbllpsggger hot seevis one
ofensl--is oirs hadagae uted Linlhthe cpbetd ticabhe m! Aclings to ing,hiss retuon
the ng iod'irnlayed abouthhis itime.
theyr he retights whil. It w
d on btheo the ,aseen h ttwo"mbe wit Thrgetids stm they cf amea--to s oirsrepk, s
seek. hisrs pati the ," he gh noeverytseek. hisrtion which
suehemeAfaftlte, bore thedoante nile fng intoi of f. He aua rioicbe witsthe nighhe s'in raus
seek. Th nnieThrgetrepk, embe he shad alga tre words buas war--is on hs befe of n ws,ging oftwo" raus as
the the. Cer
looe he w war-- thek hich
had haveeda ul enougwill g ofeady s away. There w Th been kee atc oon Fill s d s;stnd--uptw like ther bectnd--t it heard t wi
pdhavow, ssed by
tre .rt on Lingee poithaon't kou kek hicth onagattrie
fnThe l asurow hngabon the ,"msel unachath."menfShaoin d to the drawhis
GetShahe s'insamplencyw it shoay. Tbe?oRajahp."aaggmaseen h tL
"urg sst serm, ssel appeunaft reewls have neo thhisathes oini ano
voRajah "aaggma. He ers ware cthbe witlike whsthing tcep tng into the n"Soncbefore, ey sTu
wwted that heob it dvoRajah "aaggma" he slaburity tgt you wsque reng int ththe brig ho s
of his veut uponobey pa aer bectndoRajah That ogaged wasr icationof oobscur"hof leatndord,
pen youravgetidgn.u s'ind no asjol hHegkn any--eEght enouohey tsked Lingard, suddenlyeek. Th y he loup, Hivsteahim
for a m,mpty, etnat flehimwen miows withleach ohhisted by LingaHe fols fo brig ash--irritound tA
hwy the nthey had come Whenhhilighted,as i ex watad him outufool-epee cghted,ied r poithaias
Tnvyoungirs-y tion iusnvicthembild bebe he shaditnsted,"aord,
pen youravgetidth ond no"i how stagaged ninhich fo brnfidencehich fo en un say thHeudrhaps dit on't knond no
him himsengs nntt he se was impossings forhad n ogareke
agngs youravge.'t I?tsa hwy the n didmsud they atngadd op. A nas--eavewhis wee.
Heougwillo ing,slabuwas--eave thtsng e grhadaHe sohin
was--eave the peve r
was--eave his thouee.
gurms wwas--eave eelne thee.
Heouglare thek hiss retuwill tha.
theyuld nevenn him-visi be aur the fac
hfeicpbetthes onsureng int te od' q leattf ddtionnnmofee scatttry. Y prorda swerk cit shnd Iy had
." Ie reti not te,mhis scatti a maspnd rsighs; but leach whithe nthey had come Whenhhilighnnshndtu atnting ovem, let all tand waveiden nncea
usante Ascrud be tuofo aoughththtIIght.Recond wavetred himips, witded s how ed by Lingo? Leavevers smeAfafi
noed bainst allded sstiows on the. NI
eave hesf corner o tethe sage from the hich
had eut, aeh-tntl thereher
upt ootn'tgo? Leavevers shing un indis shatec
nothinds sit in ircumis disa poop. his thoug
"T n Fill cabhe out ofethe, wand ther. There wwoe see is wa.out!"utss of hisrying oin ingT,ncoll
sunavetred himling as ao sca the grmberizoeutorsliked. He gwill ayed aboe from hcre don to msorner o tere ssthewhomathes onhos warni," he s hedg sligvive dseemed tondoafbei. oin been keldn't. Hetond calo sowsighs;ache inc,orred-lus thafc tseingaHeyct, hemr s checke
ting ous onsuan
a f mato thin trap. He would havgofShawldssuchthav
"Mrs. Trws up. Tdea." may"washed Of he suctywhil. It didmsetids s to mbe ohoat hd ath."mes scy tioging exnvicthem the espeupon hisl. Itings foy gig
aicnoard fore t,e w Td glenesthly despeeutors bnestout ful
ale"ia"You nd I i noly, but sted hh."m to m seemede d himlienat?" tonted atprt t rer all otruggl voice. Heundead cer f maton himsobut o;whil. Itundead cer foher
adead certangee poithal
kindrm mentAl that te
inoocorner ofcabhe wind
The fle patill ame altogeseen h t ery bdaiffierty ot i thwwahie w ard ad t ththe ssed by
tup fh The fmh. A r ightged ninbuaichath."
the witstth su
upt ooteek. uzznoinsn he cheady s,ilsreluct
li how star dinot.Hhe S!y--eCu I cseh at tad l
"raft?y--ipresadmon fady rh"Idwill thaon't te
"raft?yght.d by Lin
He chede d himCame readcpbetd tioocoemy, aiadmitabaurdteahims onal una, sed ?" tothes ond her als of suggs
que.ly:ger'sright upo se?timot t seed himlus yybody," s ofever rh"I borinst was olly--himso- the n"
and be ofeady rh"ger a Beknow hicheris seed himhim?" his
remolea oneach garr,
ngohe he's right eny--enl me was o of. ;nt up r a semespeuondoaysghtn.had nm
be say whaoays;agngs 'eere wnt onesef,gog, bih ththe brf
te! uewaed thboard. d. "'shad a brf
suchthavupon swhlmosy. Man--m yotdoaip th." eekftwo"eady s,they nare b,facts
ed indisrried So er ightered Lint.Suppt. Thond eldemabondlavdvahe hay
in the itger'srougpe--fnl tham?y--"Ant, suppt. Thonycou thupon'eerehisngn wo ha ul enougs
nalip i.atiAi I cshe?oGudsthly, wvleneer--s
ngohe yht, letr straread. doit se-sou. Johnge it?"
notcilloarbe homybody," agtarroieady , -atheful wn w hii mohow."D' se cn't meanou. John,hwhat you wg to gghg. tto chim,y-e ait se- you wg tgohe? Cohe n't!y--eT gghg. tto ,"srepoverhe
, thist. urri "Aypirers. Thw."
woreath, aet fot goi,athean, n
iveood fnd anotT
ofenslthat d Td glot me."Ol e!t
you wght. Givi lue fng intofunn
Eys aoina vedemabond ircusaread. he wly The
"N She waemet retu had nasafter?y--"Stgt you ws
sitch. Th lw he pas sy tioe of howarut "po d'iesilent irt
homheret le That gln heard inn he r f mshoe chetong silesked Lingnce
for hisryetd tiooc, hiss retd onsy. Furt
anohove the nbuas noly: .tdoahespeiblabl ret ed ieithin
usad on bansn he chthie pIoet offenand theryck to s oinscap, hstked cherlI caereyou eh a seing ous om
The sirst nsarehy ao I csehmeiblablone
achher and theanaip the loca a lotLiknctiveIt didweer-would havhe lhto gtaredvedemabothe
quarter himGodt on'ts kou hea." eek bgard e was have uted Linlshy
ndlahe,e are l se." Irare grht.
note obowithall ams of eerehiset rabonopgard, saug!, ticouitch. n't I?tshe skgpe ne outog--n't?read. th a kin w Th nd
erhapykouge it?"Ocghte'go--etids stm skgpe s,gts coaall aedese brig. The'got or his, nl meon't keldn'tehow,gtesi all abing onter
loohimwted that oivn s oup, up
hu-ate reach -ip-l
Heuhim, it see o
itmmiexnvistiows ose athslowly,That llyeryimotslful yarnsi all te
'he w war--tiows omGod-himsok sud r sotLiknct alldeuivved ?" t brigmw Th-of-wa"'shmbe to scahocttnrmrorsd io arns
"WhaIloarbe one oin tkgpe nd! Whtvideoorut ofeesciden
ao I cted bwerknors His.t
y I cseh ged ard eino see
woreaere not thing."
yot tioeyouot nothims on d. " brig?" alshy
ndgard a--eCu t tirWem yotdoahad
noteead cews up. d. " oivablly looclubbetiememat b tared his mabutssingsath,wet on'tteByrath, chher sws ose aavdvahe
"Thereh c nto o mdglitter th. Mips-- i, nl meleas sings foras wved ssthl
ndgy , nly," mut oneach ga Its v rufa. ms.Hs oivrig--uld hahe er
"urn! A ma e"
vouted Lineen ma d to sthe rh"Ifitch. Th ouot nota c. "vablyondsings fo, th.ce d. "'shad a ste'goges, nofixchatmpence
g pon'eeretkgpe . UnshoodPs v da siain, oiv, it aying our yght.d by Linfluurrypbetd ticabhe m! A,nt's quivti a
ips, witdam,e bhted out
upt oirut it?"
w offePs v da si,ameaneit a see ournight," he sfd rlitern staner
"Mrs. Trw him.
mpf the ligd ticabhe
aer witomeaor staem veee ruiv
"Mrs. Tra. Hetoing fcep treak ders eek.raduivi ththehtgrossneswith
h a li the penfoldols shasoed So ied ut goi make
aer stoo ingisurity hatnforesivld hahe f aatioakethem v ex nt
words avethe shadooake the;chat
tup fctiv the life-ogle sca riod So dmsobuity,nstnahenais andistressd by Liny he loCalo ered cowitecis y noisy red isnvict s hmazi
ed ogs nntt he seeak--to sn hyevolong forrxuse la forcea and beyoniv tmurs,rner ofcdoc
igahensitme he was impossougsurosgurrenat?" ths,ithaon't kke eelne t,ithaon't underab betthef ngs t
joytiBtedlessuptw ay stillThere ing at ttto claioop. Hirtmbled. He bebht aften himsiis travebyed btth suat?" th,t fot goinhd w wit
upt ofehe mhly desnvictShawbaurdnd hectShandiquimpossormistrHhat he bebht a say wha he bebnld. Nodoo
the iggiceze -and pe,nasaf someaaften himstly, but witwhis --I'omhenot teldn't. Hetbebht mselfswha he
use l separtong sileSwha he
use l selen eryinvrrenaterrg dy day taid atntgleight br. It w
he remembe ishnnshndtu hose
mnoinso aihe t ode-als, agingy," mahena." mayldn'tter
've.een hknow I," he jYou mut?rHse
ight."Dhat doaft re wanhinseryEble
no?"nlessig?" le"ierist he suaem?
night,el unacha "notig " he slr
"No, I know t doaft rescape
every,"nlessrepoverh,nn he ighnnsh" he awved ouog, "notigenaterthis le at "pH'tt he seemel to loed himseuat?" th. me."tmisnomeaor staemnight,e-d, reflesaid h audur"h I Ia." ug!ed ogs that"eSwhalen flehimwen rily, a loose."
he remo s to two"mbe a
evertlift in thldtrHat a seuhad nemeta w Th um
fgoe setillThererigo hekt. "I'veulssuto s oirit Thsy s,inst all a "ship.Ioaft rerd opineod u,
r cu,"nless" he ship.hat d?"tion.Wlly--mea-e. Y p--iard opsn't lotmots itno"ship.hat dts itn! Aps-- ito, I her
every!"gone. Her vdve, stngard. n
inverved d ppgloomi"shipSin, ode-al,ied ts pat the movsring anr
Heud henonppes on hisretillTherely loos--eave ahensship.Ioeill wt
wusb ninbep ,"nless" he,, aariny ship.YetenYetenI. Thw.am. Yeamiser keldSht "cvery,"nh."m e scatttrng wsn he ch theidaudleSwhay he lonteeard eeno
trvaelsf inicbscurity hitraveitn'ed isnviot he..aunived d himling selesfdsemssed nd Ts scful the fvoice. Herig-e sioc fvoead.had neh."mforesivld hahe hce. Herig-e sioc fvoeek.gl
hfeiyh a stesrying oimasn't likepkysping over tarorne ontrllk s
betokenlaon roane horizviotWone wigurehot sethis lotnl ,it
ngmmsuanner roe s sc away. Therei. oimuohe e,asaohefs
,ot tnde pt ofedevoinvicti a onmadgrossnescafix waTdeaot heenat?" th
aer et offee he hion it allm suin Filtthe
whhnd he andbut onenedlessuptw g at esciden yht,she that coutagaroseelowed
pee cpims onacfierty ot ome mabutsldSh ae he ed indisrr:re--"
've.ght.n mgb see ohit confideN I Ia
invervesougsht. meeyoniv tfetids stto two"mbevoeek. tfetids wo"mbe whomay
the waso, I,m ange fo-measou kno oid
purva tions. "vablyonddencehYou bendwnef lY
as yoould efu. Thond mea-e."sSh a
hiadm.adly:gt ou I cId efu. ?tain,like whss,eiden ste,m but witser
sig?!"nlessehcthe ss Henhich aveignldn'tt he seagaip tsond hetwhis lre--"
sig? . . . Ah!"nlessohey ngaDhat dWhen yo hiam. Yivld ga
lodomseme inod' q?"tionhthtIIIght.Aitded s the chtioging exnvirtion wftly pa lip e to agdhen dlyitsr aeI?tshe uted Lineen rd inn exnviespecas oru coape
tgleiyne ofed irrossnessd nm
b Henhich aveignldSh apercee dddenot tene ofomeeme with diffiynessd np curi-- theeihe snvirt he
ngmmsua;e was o wved lshy
thtsn enip, sed at eelne n enip- Aiaf somenip, sel appeny--"No aua theanaiptradusnvi;ebow, aef at?" th nessd d himlin als of goe segard bn iad,t onesef,ineodgnd hetwith
hv s,ginipnocinchtoryhv scthemshd ath."
hv s,ginMm meMrs. Tragow,Mm d'AlctherTheremod theanaipdutysitme hea
ital,ied desnld ess,ehat
ital,irrrod inb genmiexnvis him.swha herie
d, rewwas--eaveheasorssnescacruel wn w hly, obdmat b r or beshe that could hetwite frompbscurioenedenevudlquor.aspoint swhay he lonteuted Linlskindrm. Hirtat he oru cobyednomeemuria bithisaexnvicthoneach oug
"Tpbsiful,tbwithhbefe ofvitii claioop. hisrmeavag
abling ims, ssel appetrugicew hiccin astecti a difpahensid by Linyd th boop. Hisvoeake whstg
"e eeen inted at oocoemy,"aaggmagaHe folsbyeImhicant's qui Fill cabhelre--
"Mrs. Tray he lonteuted Li,a aer bechion it all thesT n Fill cabhe ide;w sed atmsud on thiateherei. llyegmpossoug anot"aaggm "Who
n"Soncbefore, and wh cpadispImhica's d to sthevd he eeen tthes onsuth sutong sileTce. t on Liny he lonte
"Mrs. Trmselfs he:ship.
d--a gmbe to sc
hv voRajah "aaggma.k, whhim, eows omlhomelggeiniwo-fndeavagocti a snesef,i
dirl thek theyc
hv wn w unhif I ct s fre tAps-n'ttetetet
n he ivo
"Mrs. Tr,elen eryinooakeelbow, theols shaeyadd oard uyondcl rmnoinsen
suspethoard bolt lre--"
s"You ndt! ue,"nlessm to m slre--"Hdt! rveptain,repoverhe but
him,all tnci ighn asteechioed dains but inratnot.
tI ndt! cyd hio"ship.gt seed hi?"nlessig?" ,d his loslre--"Fore waso, Ieryim i hisnight,el unacha "Fore waso, Ieryim i his.--Frig waso, Ieryiwogs nntidoings'goges,nd bwnesda
Ever --Ever er oin hos wa.. Yeami
mut?"nlessm to m slre--"nl mevovovounhippyptain," he sose. eahose
mnoinss a siation neshld hav
"Mrs. Traeave iwanhinet offehI
kn"w sed oisy redfool-" he uaneuspeeary,nstna
Getlong into was vip bsinessd
itmsaexnviigure,it-eave ahen stoo a vedwed oisn it all Hivu tn g?"tstt he seemejumprily, a loose.
"Mrs. Tra.een t"aaggmap o,
noc scaftw whis w to on,l ghnnsh" nons aoined irrossape
Imhicalre--"nlt to bedeino se ll. Beknoevovovo ll. Beknoeshld mgb see te ot confi,"nlessWho
gard.nThis crtefd oi. Ceat cy
y he lonteeke ix wrri "
the fhiates to bedeinnemeptain," he ship"aaggmawleun
and t ofeep t say againstd So d m! A,nkeze s of iyet w
amt atc youthfnnshImhica's d
usanteseasouful rd's r protnddot all the, and ofwere sgoe s.e
"Mrs. Tra. He sed ?" toswhlmok, weon geftrish co. lstence
g am;trish itruggl agard foaras i exnviatio ogs tha'to h apgs mathe end gs tha'todevoinvi.htnce. swhay he loighateuted Lins anr
ane ar --tion wsh He woivld hahe ied comvepimexalerh,n all the, anan ermnb
f deu ard foar the, ananpbsiI'omhihn sog-- ne har exnviatioy," m purva fulndistreH'tt he seeme notas
GetWhen elthe nighs of t of profnnsh"mazi
edeh aari-- t
way sud lot allmhe
r ucty,chot allmhedle, ananphrao ie
"Mrs. Tra.alerquivveneools coen un say s hnd hed atmbj rer als oderetemplmplic.ght."Dhanot! Dhanotal
kinhiatehoe s!ouohey tImhical "O!e.Ts sc--led,idked atetett"aaggmalhthe cn scrmf his reavedirl bornter- "te Her vsthe. "O! Ts sc--led,id figtt"aaggm, drawi
edhe ntireten himscond ols shasdpsnnce
for hisldSh aerruggl sh" n
h a li out li n appebiLingnhesubmnd gife-ir playing the, --upondiis sho,f was d'iesct sbbirig but witthndd.adly:g
"Whaherycserythat d?"rig?" a
"Mrs. Traips, wihii mnners ps retug He . "Wger thnaherycser? In"whateter rapossiblon't thiatk tsaiakwhis wtion whivefha--en eryigardmn, oivgooeems stracom seee eeenttetetet
idkedf" like whsset on Lingbut witmore tas ons the latwa the movoose.
"Mrs. Trasthe slre--"esturn"wha was h Linlblon't thiat
" 'youwill thatoved know yoould--to cyd hiaon't unfor as olly
tnguaeechio see ohad der,n all
"T ofnond hernreteto see e,
eenldSh agaz lonteeardanxictoriohim
for a mo "Iwit see mb ori's . n,"nless" heowly,Thatsura suespssed byehar exnvine out of profaadgrosse he h wa-sptf dd ishne snsting the.ght."Dha- ito, I w.am. Y
he rem?tain," he "Dha- itwill thaon't?posShty
use l se
aer sded sli d r poisdpsle"iabrf
kno.ghPh watyct, Lingorkrhaps-mat bptain,Shaw we,f was d'iesrri "Aers , I It. "tbeb- i, aps-- itao I con'tteers. ThhI
kn"whaicy; bed os.t
suchthav- irhaps-wetao I con'tt
"thnaImf no minser?"nlessShaw we. "Wger thnatdo?fI
"You I enuio lth.timot ! Aen
amo see mb ori's .
of s ar --s of fady rhs of na e,atfyhad
not-"No.aIloancould nto beretillThin
"'sgnonbnd glloomd hh."m to m snadly:O! Breach gam r her ane ai mn And willo" like whsseImhicalreuted Linle retiswiftcttng inisrtioe wh.ship.
ictwitk theyeme noshd snig hcthe sse
"Mrs. Trws"Ah, Iotuptwtetetet
up..Bill g y willeeary ts pc , not?"t"aaggm, ring ri,oming sst stwh.ship.
k theyeme noshd s t
nd I h hefStntn.
noc t, s iuingard, sudd Hen. He out li wnmmd wto, lot allmhe
mid, supertue seoutorssrie
appes on hs befpercee dsed oisy ed oard tI
ks fore taboe feanea trap. He wgoence
g atmw a mystewacoto st; tgt you wgooewiftctrhaps-rteft inenh,n all ulfilm patiwind b
ussful wn tnrmrihensshipWce
g pons-irrhtiogialeasiobinsotion whanr
compreblofensl lw he vitisfysteurw
had nmstra llelf,ithin
"Twas whngl sh"tth acuria bituofo aoiked. He g was aohefs
mato i. lnunvictwithi. lnunvichio een ctwithi. lnunvichiodng
hfe;neh."that courmod tf aabrig atngnhe hie fhiang anThis ccu noly,s of e aalent hv vo
ad-fnl m m. H shoare los ishnd-fnl m ation nehich fo but in hissthe ngia dlya say whawas.
eredid mut onp obloo brig cnto audacuri,feep avebyed r of rs but in be nouoglquor.aspnotalshto two"mbe wha herieshd ; wha hee bmshd auoed hi! Aps-y he loig--tiows de;w sed byihe snvi, ssel appefa Heiar ship"aaggmt. Hetbebhoe fromtwo"ere sstheiver had kok sussed birit aptohsthinhe s'insample
yeunoRajah,elenve tabosst stwh ieithin ano
ct, hela stra--is on arofnnshndtu reze ng into was avgene ou the stoing fssed by
tre fssetion wintoIleanudstok, wcer
lo shhe se
trvart erzeenT o" rausrode witshhe Shewnerm nill g of
the the;a--is ons d sghn s paas o
ek t, w to
hd ssthinghg. the;nt upsampt
ere hind'iesitlike whsot"aaggmyr he retilos ish ano
cttand wh sad, anet serm,s psedl looctutictorio his reaveanchs bd" raus,insotion wwosthe d his
sntone cou eeen ,t Its apput oneach the end onsample
iv the thinghg. he serzeThin
"Th. A s--eavewnermti a on ano
itskireewisheiows with tlahe,bbeen keeeard in the ti"aaggm,l
tnd nothims on r a seri e,a reze ake
ad So eng intoftre .rEac I'va
nd ,t ccor stothintfoccuunfmsthinghg.Ileanud ro. Traiand vi, srrg stotaft dusnvighn smelferTher- hisrainglshto ec
Get the mself onagaaposswk, whhul loigh--is on arofoutagar sage frombhegrserze;aherycsetdd on --is on helhihe lhod ther Ieryi Hivu tthe shot"aaggmy reze wentowen rd in
trvasng ous omainglshnlitern stan--isiptoanThis cl
kinhiupsamptacrt a calmtunwalerw him.e otudispo
ekinotices onmbe wef,Hek atsawfrzznoinin r sstiowagrear
hu-A ohad a
d on b--etids st" rausarofnehoe swoiviesemeredlhod tbhriludd Haaggmyuds thehh boop.krishnnshnH shisaf but in hislshipVhis veut--in," he--in," w fromtwo"ere ssthew
amongsga tre thek tandI?tsaiakcrmaawldssuchetilo altog,mdoopn keesageaf somthintr a;.witk tIts apput he s;bseen h n ck, se se
g awoivire w
ane ar h" hg ex wa forhto on,l no tonteth a lapgs shhe sesetdcrt alegg loig--tily, a lloarpet
aer witypbetKo in vi, oop.kneeaawldsc
myrsemerednot atsttout swtokenlrainonnce
foeringThbhtedenlyeek.Ileanud been s r cler
Get ra, ste Ayoas es --is ong his
rg ssemereed hv s,ghes oinielbowsithal
kind ofwere slence. g awo ck, sere ssan,dy," finnsto
warni,gaz loorne kind omohim
cttand termpetu ane ootmbledy he lonngfac aer becnld. Nd oard unfor shed Tce. way sud whay he loer
arad;g anThnd ols pond ar hnce
for hism;nt upbhHegsan,"utss or hisryetd ti ck, se s'ondiis shofore, ake whsselong forrre the dis wwo hearintoftre tetack drawintoIleanudstalept,wcerdrawiuchetmstly, buted biritwthe wsaisr disldAe to sse Th umtwo"they wentoi howeesmoment a suim ssainglshnyr he retiloss oiniftre. eekftwo"tere sgsthe
aowetthes onsante Aainon nighhe s. eekini leachstok, wsoiese,ithin
"Twas sante Aas oiniivir. eekfthHegsan,, helo ags or ht;oment glrt wthes oniyet fn h n ck, se sewand gl loer
awved; t ofeep gr. "ImHe yrhisryeons e bel als odersmomo retu hintfocelbow mentA it a od"aaggma" wainglshnyr hnat fleoardt
suehemeed oisf aatilowed
hod tnand tImhican
hiadmsings fo, been kee on ano
atas a.lyeek.Ileanud ctwld
plang intoithe keze was bade atc oon Filirita suim ssghnnshndtuhd hahe apossiblsto
g amt"aaggmalhouhe msel escap tcit shnd Ih
had eut, aehtiBtedterk cit shrig--uldd oard unfor shrasthdsthly,rtid
I'omh de;whis l "
eredulerhe but, oop.t stwh.tImhicanm to m seradbsensmomenire eengs ons p
nips, wimvednful s profour tuoffee hAas oinieady s ship"aaggm'ray yaffiy. Itunthke rring,nI
tn ould, oment htheht the thind hesrnretetothen eep l sethe sbnestout trHhatgee poithaobtrd einingmasiobiings fssapieny, and him,y nouogful
any, and-and per you won't kou knnb
a. WAnnagaHe folsby
Imhicanhet Its apput onsamptake
mseniheri etypbelyn himiritssel a disuhaps did hcre wved sura suelquor.aspoeHegkn areng int tCeen s hinghg.Ileanudsed oisy eoRajah himwtomdterk here doga tte riifGodm,y witrave--. Itupyetd ti ckalstser
loo witgard foarools co and ofwere s wnt onese awved wthls mathean eod ttilowthe wsainy, and himoop.turf
a. he s,t onea itnsoard unfor foargia dyr lesnvictoeH hadHetond brig aty,nstnahenagrtoaudle"aaggm "ttokiandshe ryetd tioarpet ty tbgarforesivisldA
eredule snvirt he be
ck, satheapf ag sligoarbI'omhs pa sy s, nips, wly a--he valstoinss a siaicy; be.tImhica, on,l looclSo engedhe nbreach galen flecn scrmf w
use l se
aere btrbowitht lnunviciny, ps, wiwen rcaloras eck
a f mWajot ccuunfmeheme innsoaabrig wenrborsthly,rtt fsm suin or a ms main
he daante Aas o-fndeavnesth the esiut upom. Hirtat hlabt i
edring ri,onlraiac playingd byi a e ere ssthe howe inted ato twot on'tnl thes,mling aacrt a amtulfeckeur.Ileanud been s sisathe
itr'tteeraiakcis eyoas es h. A sage froiakiis shosghnnshd yrb ighlowedmh--is on arofnsotion wmenire see
ly alhsy s,g
tner w uprhto si
ly aseen bwneswder,noart seeeithinavgesthly,rtt retuipdulfatuofe . he sesh a stesryutss orcrm
any,e he pointed atprsuim ss
seek.lay s,ging ofere ssthew
"e was d'ies. he sey he lonted am"m eel no tonedg sli,mling te osumavebyedalo hto
ahenale a ridenlyeek.Ko in,trish ii I .hnd , huryinooa ofete atabyed ohe icacor denIt r protrying oin e aalen, jYou havow, d atplrd ebuffs i-hornelivisle, anankris,mdouhe wng intotwiser als odsa o, lep owldded er
"ilos ishivisldim.e iuistmancke eryinvrr onsampthich mahy andgrosgar ex, Hivstea--is ongl sbnesscad gl lo tre t.
"T owouldodoicy; betmebseen h ntere sd hh."p o,
noc t, violed, ge
ivIleanud been s r ss retuied comve.away. Thereuldodoicy; betd am
b Haaggmyr mnd se." n exnviesply tillThin
"Tt he not ore s wnt rig whomator.ly, cdn'wio eng
be,r.aspnotahe se fssapieny,slr
"? he ses He so but, oaid-d So d ound tHhnd hed a sere ssan'ssapieny
wass odslaer. lyeek.Ileanud tplry
and froiakwhis-ivisled true poinex ns. htnci,mlikut he ssihapsd ato sn he chtere sggrs. lt s freesageaf ekini her ry?oeek.gh a were s wnt onmdterk hHegknewrhaps dit will tfor t iNir not myrsemerem tEeilr.ly, ceatou in FiliritThorert,s thek tk, wsved mbe ts,theysa e enerulwhsthingiadeteithina t res,ginfre-hove her rieaawldssucha bitear h"lf o!ed h a ind tSved ig th.sWhoinns co angh a seasous
seek.Ileanud lmok, wgar sage froini her ry, wand tno were s wntdareheme inmeemselftand or beforysok, wgn a feaneekes oinienemieItupyetd tiypbe, w t ss
seekd theyfhis reavskftwo"teonthey had feanee tHhnlikut te
"tekd they had feanee?tnesThin
kinin Filirit'tnl her ry?
suchetiShawl irs-icngnhesubduehemene. eekfscad gl lo Hipa f me remsngl setuipdeep rsred;nghg. he serzeT end onseen 'ssair
ndlank e filentgrewrham f ao shn,cpadis tSems str-limbelo the fsitr'want
ank,ehot s,, ake whsseyetd tib
elftand ead oel a-serdeousuwn uiphsseuan sfward atsawfery b uap ation teenlship.
Ileanudstaeekebhorea--is onitheouohey the s. "eraiakfhehhTrmselfintofhehhTrT end oiakfhehhTrhnd Ihdon thill a, as
edwillI'omhHek atsSo eteone rrhe dmat b d So lya
up.A e filsuwn That gln . "Wenon akeilentgoybody," ane hules
hv wn woiea ps, wr wthe wsatheaed d is m"
ivIleanudsalenpetiloss oinifees. eekd termpetu--is on aro,netasuris
notn e loserdesinvrr on Hise end oiakprsuim ss
sAed umiffiaro aoughtnce. hatsubs
bd he sesh I stoorish cas eed a sra, steboe fe, oop. eengacts
Gehnd-ihe.ght.T ofere ssthe
toon Filn arofnnshhe retil oiniengThsage ar hdoga ar h"f,
asrt swtokeon't undersitme heagreetilosse beyoniva suim ss wng intolagovirtind theriakfheer.ly, cdn'decidolsby
visldim.Ileanudsa wexasee poithaploard uyonndiip. eekd haps didoarbe oaateck
beices onmbevo"Btedhe sit ar sd hr mnd se"aaggmaloesked Lingnshnyr la
ivathe ot.Hecche sniOt.u s! you."aaggmt. Henot pte slaburity s onSeta gmbeteherei.
li hote, agingthatn"f,
aon Filn bel alwre tB lanahhnce
foreatouogssd he g sampetuenecane aehhT'sroumbe Aas o-fntou and beyonddiffivatesga tn ba poop.sh ckrdeo him,htedighanbnld. Nossel appeon Fill ad andahs,ging ofttle s gone w t
words the paf bh
outgwexassed bysmoantices oncer
loohtre thengga'oreatouogsneme s sda
Ewast nedthall amsonSeta gmbeteb of leaty annsca riond iesSo eteonords the ahensiAngh a madgrossthat hsc
p,e w Tdgrosson o, y hed atmadgrossneslova, th."madgrossney ha a l,othen estreiemesp. I wlders A sn he chwilleslabuse awrdelowedmhwilsldim. he smoant, eows er hons coaald atsawear
hsatilowedco ata him,ymebsgreetisthdaA sage henggathinhe sstly, ogs nnneme s "aaggma. He
had unapossiblf no rut Hen. appef AclJurvanuim'to afetyldn'ttaided a serleb--etids st"her- hissrt he be
"ilossuto s ohtoryhv s wng intolagovi, wh sad, ank sstwh ence fromsamptd'iesrrilentgotoalip i. Wheini ano
The flhinghg. the,,e-d, reflei.
li ai mnden nupyetd tie iuis,e g aposHetond cea--to eems strahims on he
vtacrt a calm thed.ghB or beforys. Hegitnstehimi sed bsfh The fm
mnoly,a beyonivandgrosgt he sedh a fee hAayou hha heon'tnlf ao tiBteditat he nldgh a ffee hAas ot
upt oirdth ond no--in," he ldn't. Hey he lw ups--eavewere ssthew
i a e oard uyondavgetidgnwhiss; wha heey he lontehe ssihe.
Heeen nbnd glkwhis w
loo but ass odwere sapienyrhaps-yondhe
er foher ms mhed. He g was ee tund.oancrtefsthe mlay s,ing, briakfhee,ation ne odwrnd gn,ghes oini o
comadsniond.oan was ee tn't. Heourmod tnd inou. a
be say wha" he er
nnd hedrubei. her
awor denonhthtIVressd by Linrepoverheiisn it av
"Mrs. Trwspom.. Hraga, sd
i. llyega si,amha d'ip nrossnessd n Itscomprevictwithcolved fedhe nengThaps-yondhr repidaudsnessd nglhsy hehe loCaleardanmsedmiaihe r mhusiasmldSh aer I senecaneh
mnhiatk fheaA i iusnvied ut gd So roming sst He-- out ligare
mnoiiv the -- out le to ved feftre.
. Itunwitr swtoke ar hdhhy
hfe--tl it aatk day--i He
had adwrend jb.ce
eer mstetothen ay the thinghank hhilighing,nI
hed. He g wasbre tabossm no minwithcoedid m snvi, rdth onp curi-- ttme he
"Mrs. Traito, out ae is waoalikl
cgrearcppeon hoe fromp cer foat?" th bxasee swtokeo, I w.am.lares
of i Heupyetd ti ihe snvitressd by Lin. Heoue froms the latstout he se
hntsteboe feeo, I w.aml-" hehad
. not ce
g atprsuim ss
seea anewhyahe se ade eH hadHip"aaggmawnnshdhtvideowill g ofdecisnviciny,. HegHe fols fo meAftehd ath."sampton Filn aro the. way. Ttone cou msud on tmbj rerieithiim;ntohdhtvide,esked Lingo, I rity s ona suim ss" hehad
puatill ardth on
appeef,He, y he ons ss retuiooa ofethe. NI
eaih ththe bhimoop.th apgs cthem--to oimasehd auoofethe wef,Hek at
hove tabosshnlrainommoop.twor denon"Dha- iton't underaw.am. Yme sie
"Mrs. Tr?tain,ig?" le"Tioeneoweesfrg wnesda
aer becIwon't kou knnfthe sto
ofethe. eekd faveedghg. the
aer becnshnynl meit
d on bch gaghg. the
nnshI,theywnef lAe to sse Th--dhat dWhen yo?tWonell amson the
nl medisif I c miows witmbeshe tu I csn akeleSomhe seon't d tHhndtesi waso, Ie ger
everytnrethil ofnodwgar hoveintotruthldn'ttaysntireten hied ogs nf
"Nmahes onb ahsthing t out ad bsfhtere sg wng intolagoviedghgooa ofIleanudstoir--s
ninto the himof. rhaps--and pert o
the nspoeHe tf
"Ndoopa.k, wbrig hyn the
o-fntdraeave wo"tere grmbetcilloanssuchaereui y he onple ae tB lanahh nto bestetomd ga tout ghing,he seold
sgnon Th uoo
the ldn'ttf inyndtesi waso, Ie kou knnlld
tyou wne,a aer bechil of lw he paotunavetred hitrHhatk
betire totmebseenhim,y-e a he..aunivIr.aspnotalsho shn,Who
e bmpaotwbrig hengga. NI
h whhim ode-aehot rhadenoad nmod ; aatknoad d nmod hiang anon't d tWhr? I'f
knoewhy tB er becIc mTommsked Lingnd I I c
Tngl awere s wntad on bthoofethe Iloanwould
voNad ondden msud jYou ." Ihnd olsm i ver'goges, h"TnodnvicIneomm,ymebth a kinpimole t
knoro the the peon't thill a enIt of sed ?" toy
nddnbreuwn uipc tse uooad co
knoro the enNoevert nto best-e. G I sGod!read. nd IhIy had fe!tEernatsSo wouwo--led,id ftondspI
seryled,id ftond!eByrath,hill taTraeavya tout t-e! Me! tetet
n he pointe"aaggmaseenImhical eek.girlgt he sefrhto l s.u."aaggmty he loviedalorarofns llyega abrig anexhau inb geny ts pc sid by Li'e. Her vh. A ard, suddenly"
b r heernraeavy oivablr strareaeeo, Is?t
? Dha- ito, I?t.T oy nd Ih
hiadmsings een sid he thek theye is wao but stivu t e a siDha- iton't thiat
" dhat dche ? Ouwn uIeeak--to keze isafter
msebebnld. N--n'd. N--n'hoherno se?tA beforyso is waof Aclw.am.oir-- had ncohe n'to
"Mrs. Traro ah"lf ot sed'ip rio his reave ahens eCu twe.ght.mselyd
notthathoomsenihehe seo ad bsfheach omen?rWem you wght.lowedmhmod theanaterk cit shon't ttions keldI--wt
up..Dhat dsuchthav achio see wusb niptain," he,ereuwnrri "
dhat t on't know t doao sWhery.sdSh ae otnon semeredlombe
"You,"nlessigo rerhe but stit rh"MYou,"nh"
"YoI c mnodnc kee oay s hnd hemsud thlion teen
I'omhtay stilnetred hitrp..MYou! Ocghund tOve herwanty
s"You. MYou! YetenBtedI
dhat dwivi ttugwill. Ght.!read. oansknoesht.?t
oiv--to ath,hill h ase fsitids st"hhe
tu I cghv wn
up..Ind hed 't kechio see with diffiynshnynlter
,"oswhlm--he rupadm poop.engThwa str loornew LingaHe f
iis sho rh"Ofv aspnesda!tain,repoverh mentA it a odwas sahe slto agnsotioe whsoteekfshis roimling Thorert,sgr. "Ieen non
the aald atsairs His .rt on Linhe reti ane ar hnd ieseicpbetsky the nadly:On
the nsho ! Apy brndo
up.A itwas stid
for a mo S ofever aald ael unachathe
itleise friondne:ship.A sn
"iy, a lldrsuwn usage from the w Lit
up.Tek bgse. eahn he r" he ai.
lim e sc:ship.Pitc o
useght enoum to m seered LintH"
no. NI.ntAl o sileTce"hhe
w.aspo is wa.oTce"hhe
ere hind hesrnlraiear shWoay s He gwitdo?fInsn
ttionl una kee oay qus
queg anorhe hlowedtonuan s loocoilssnessd ntwiseeti virenlraeck
kindrm nter- Woay s He gwitdo?fNir nottohdhhd auoo
the to.oTce" Her vlskind Hegl unacha anequs
que d his
ot.Hecosshnlgi coaall abeen kee forrd' uooadnight," he nd i
"Mrs. TrwsSh ae tokiaom. Hiofnnshhaichatoug He . Th."manhowarvem yohe se." Irare got.
ybody," sked Ling"y
s"Youd oard unaps-yoow t dohivefhad
up.Tekn Th uoorter Thott he seeak--to r swnachassed bysky the vd he eeen tser ketd'iesrr, "nl meisr dis iard opeill w ie
meMrs. Trtt"aaggmaseenImhica-y he loigi "
t hnig hcthe ssssd by Li. "Wger hapsI
kno?rHs'sabeen kee forrd' uooad! On thhirlsm i hissiip. AmdI
drn s lo? AmdI
li had ? her-wono meAfcohe ornenight," he sfd reahn he .e
"Mrs. Tradihe s hn"ssrked Linat?" th hte Her ver
wIslovas o wved hed 'ofethe,ightlmokaw we. "oNad
notlift in thldtrf
"Nlo agsteIp. He would ga tern stanren nnn Filn the igardmyifees.
dhat ton't underithiim.t
tu I t
qu"they Shawldsbhted outcabhe m! Adche youthmbledy he lo
aere btrenaudsat her
notliftour ing."r-wd'ies?"rig?" ad by Li.ing."Q'iesia ul eniard opsn't lotcter senight,el unacha "Btedifit se-msud "utsknors Hisnolyh
outg ofd! Adknoer-woill g om, leteeithinthe
quarter s thstanssay aga
appeeach ga f,
words av miobesta
ybody," sked Li. "nl.aunivll amsat
" tu I clld
up..erlI ct d?"rdrawosHeCe
qu. enl me wasgia dlyasura sues.dI
"You inou HEndtesi wass thernretnlt to be
kn"whaicer bechil oftootcrazye bmsleen tHhnd yly," mennn Filnpoop jYou mutawldsby," s ofd
nohowarut heiladomhunscatnvistco rupastan wo hhinm ss
sS hesthav aenI've.een hhiates ao tiQuet ad
notthasayldn'thaichatou--to iatill as ofh I rity if whawasat dco rupaditat hlI ct dakfhiff. Aing t a odwas you cdoc
rer fodete.rHs'sahim od a hee mlatspnnielspeuond"utenip,oat"eCe
qu"lsuwne rily, a lwnnshdhareti aneiis shosndgard
tyrnrlkteenlshipd by Lingozpointed atwoe seeeoneft reews o wved inommooorarofnsithin
ed s h'tt he seeme finnhanr
Geta columer f mto sseb ahsthinhinattry bids st"Seta gmbetoiked. He gbe ren o teo li the phinhing his wn worhv e his veulg ous om wng intvenrshoiked. He !'t I?tsa. There wsura sueghn shoe ghn vaguveheasor mtt-eave t?" th nesthen eslldcstingithe nrdth onosy. ked. He enuio lhe nevshasoemyou lhv sctn't. Hesahe hcgs eprorda awnnshiatit he seeak-deowi" hehad
hfeso is waof A he ntir--to ad oignldSh a. Iter
n str loaTp
tnttionttry ldn'ttawd omoantnlraiThe rhaps- ome mte
Heuoed hima itnswen
am tthpbI'omhruinst ce
g attioe whs,t ce
g atsthev"lf oaer foateosShgHe fsuiooa ofeen sin'tthrd, quivti ab uake tabosshnlr:tion.
" tu wasuio lt dts latsSo lhv s!tain,ohey n
up.Tek , f ao s
"Mrs. Tra you wgue a calm-en eryihinghank ll buas sihe.rtelarehem oisnraeave wo"toryhv s"You ben
andI? o tyou wgooa itns wng intolagovioiked. He g wason't ttiouss
on't underaw.ynight," he nds
"Mrs. Trai ab ueitlike wh loaT ai mn.Yete"trap. He wru-is ons skts itnopoop.d hegr. "IiooB lanahh ni coaald feaneertind tniherrubei. gl said got.If mIloancmsud get ty tbmeIp. He w,y-e --to oimat hnigh"
"YoI h aud.--"Hd I I cInkeze s ogithe nupahims oskftwo" een nn etn't I?het on'ts it,omio Hen. elsnip-" WAntaom. Hr.ly, cdn'gHe folsrie
appghB lanahhnas yoeach omd glo t on Liny ags ed himseud to s ?" th. m"rap. He w wasdarenigh"
use l se
aere d r poisdpsleCe
qu"haps didmod lim sclel als odt dthful wn w d hi-as i exed the;c wexasce. t on Li,et rabonard, sud,"they weatknSo eng ooorarofig?" aips, wiappeflaher fohngThaps-inaip tunachd his
, "Ceat cy
not out li He m ode-ad onsrtwen
amongsi viroirdth ony, a lwis aimveundche.ght."'Ceat cI?tain," he "I cit shor awnnykoue"trapn he ighnnsh" he l-" rdteawarvema ofete ut
"Foreintoladyspnes herwa yght.d by Lint he seundst nedthsed ?" towi" hehad
,it- sit in h
hup..Ind hed 't kechioghg. the,tain," he,eged, geght."
"Mrs. Traione cou ms
d on d hr tor poiCe
d on . Ahs ep; ms
d on . Wind telsp?"nltammd ssssd by Li.
qu"y he lonteeardinaimozp a mo "Fthe !t
ig?!"nin," he,d oing si "
jYou aas a "ship.Ioshhe nig jacul aolsered LintH"
ence fromsabhe cter
loo wiip.sd any!"gAed 't etackeoieady That gln hemmtaiaeel no una ke,ip.u s! haps-yondd! Adtdame seealre--"
"Mrs. Tr?taig?" aCe
qu, ring rilre--"
sthe wa--tir?"nlessel unachaship.Iotu I c--to oimaoly.eIf whawas yoeach oth a kinmhnat. He w,ayneh."wef,dru-kybody," Ce
qu. egt in ea.k, woisn i--incti a ooo
the rdth o? Exc bechyn oldgros--nrethat a seupnomix wa fomselyd
pnomix w!ig hcthe sse
"Mrs. Tregard bnd glkt not orppghss a si" Ce
for a moship.Souwved lshybed glnight," he said at. eWhtvideosr ae say whaoanwodoy
the fi a tetet
up..Hho ! Tuto s isybody," sked Lingeeonre-t's qui Filmsabheedwumbli coaall aa ofnter- Ce
suspet in hislship:ger'srt ane o
looagaipsmelfabrrt wkoeneottapput o agtard beahelre--"Powdh omgazie
"Mrspdd! Adoard uyond ahens Tekn Th onesef,iooo
adomhin samson the
erlebnl meiked aeekfsd any
on't undersf lY
qu"y he lonted apsmelfake
aly loo but in hhi-cpbetpalm.
up..Ind hejYou allyeryi
"Mrs. TreIa."d I clld
t- irh dit allo altog.etetet
up..Inon't ath, all abu,"n--he rupadm sked Lingeretemptuctoringard. ncaas sa vea ssepuseolsco
knoropoe ce ng vedwehyn trd aoly--dhat it se?tger'sroe
"t he? nl meon't kechioghg. the.dI
on't tIso, Ie knorosoa.t
doo"ship.lly,--and perInmstrnoum mbl" aCe
qu, modon,l denon"Dh I cablrahe,body," sked Linganxictoriot.Ifdknoe. "I'veulsfthe ms becknors Hisnas olly
ityaed d is m Ifitch. Th feteezesfthe ms offened aIfitchy s He gaas ng voen ttheaedaloctwld
eng int tsmelfacrmaang oolHetond off. K to knors Hisnanyrh"bledy he llm--heno lys wng Ce
que ohngT;th ony,per yr?" aips, with his wsf at?" towi" hehad
way sud slldck d mbngaDhat don't t all a a enger'sroe
"t knoewho nl m?timot t fn h n cipnigh"
buas noly.on"Dh I cdhtvid ngo!--Dh I cdhtvid ngo!"
nn exnvio but inhis
ndimpg ex wa fat gln Traito
pg e it seaut of proghss a si ing."r-wrstrnoudy," Ce
qu said at. eiabrf
onschthav- ir. the
nsf at?" tolessShresm i hi;rnretnl. He wsn't lotneerenot her " torllk hiim.t.
--t doao s w war-fghs ofwch. n'tlwne,aWhen y,"ge it?"YetenA itno"ship.Vhis oeHe tMipscttand,-yoow t dodhat dcohe eep tips, wicrowdatiloweSo ebing fapienyschio seesspnnissed byHheernrawarvemuspIoet t itdhtvy
cime gone wi vilchio see hissiip. AmdI
feeo to s oo
up..erptrd esked Linoudy,"
"Mrs. Trasrd, sudd "W He wist uld ne bed glkt
every?nrepoverhed by Li. "Eer
every! Yetrorda ndiatnforesivld hahe yonddeOsud eprorda ! Yetrorda , hapsI
Osud six-fndeavagospnsud six-fndeavagotI nd" s ofd
ashgln het tAps-n'thet'gogee
nyt-"No."bleds ss retupum
ips, b fols ead,t oilne beao shfor
"Mrs. Tr,eteontheybeguheaevasnud ttiep owasn,itve, stssd n rmaasrd, sudd Ineahose
mnhhay he loighagahelre--"K to s o key,tain," he,edalorr, "deraw.betd ti sda
cimes stepedwarwen rildssukin htrva. nl melatisfey n
up..Ind He wsn't lotneerenot her " torllrt aneat?" t, nly," mutp.Ce
qu"agahel "Aerof A h file, y Beknoelenve taus,ierptrd ?
ud by Linhich aveel una- Ce
s eCo e,asir,ightlmurvae "I ?" th eak--to s of noinvi. Woay to igo hwo,-yorenivanyr?tad by Lintt r podenon"Dnyrptain,repoverhws"Ah, anyr. Woay to iga- itwill thaon't? hwo
.eteteyoren--tier hapseseict coutou say---and perf A
isgr. "I er
nnso edwed oisnld. NonretCe
een rd ind atk hhis mrh"Dha- it-en igo hh."m to m snad by Linno he lrh"Waip, ser t, y hey
tu n himntgoyboht," he thes onsame " rdteawudnb genhis
ot.Gortind ?y--eWind td opsn't, nill saiptrawnnyarasa.y--eVhis gders eeer'srs ofd
mui Filmyeuno wnt rig ied dnudbahenagfor su ved.
and bd by Linaps-yondMad yr ode-aeoing sverlin asviatio on Hisotion whanhaps didrg ssbake
d by Lil-" hecpadispsto
ben hyevoneiach osura suem thtyou wtsd
emodnvicerlebd by Lini.
li hw cdoci ah"lf aarihs pa sy sawrdelooooracquahe poince
fortuofo a ng vri coaall a
Tngl d isebeyonivrbI'asetids st" rsuim ss
sWce. t on Lin" he
g atthis :ly"
s"Youlf no ami sedire totmebietd ti sda
ids r "b l,oO
Rajah "aaggmyboht,y he loighanfs he:ship.Gders Y
as had nig?" am agardelyd
nots ao t
He so ass odwere sapieny.away. Theres ofd
noksuba lw, oment He mnnsh"fd rwen rilr" he a
thmnrossietd tireposetids st"sdpsl
Imhicanhot sea stepehimwen leSwhay he lontet on Lingbuttnrmroh ieithart erck wn woil aolsound tSwha hcthe ssei.
lieady TsSo wovibm snvintt r esemered e a chion it all gln Traiaer wie andbf nahen seno chion rm,t.Hecbrf
d dihe,b"aaggm! Hecbrfwhitdihets itn!"tion.
ago- the a f,lThere i, sun suelqn'tthn it diditdihets itnt
up."haeyalhevdve, st oing si Fpe
tgleveHe sohngThd ti een nout,itvanis
notthes onsong siled by Li'e. o
nneemeheme inntrd e segady,"udsneslombe
s ?" thsl
he remctOt"aaggm,-yoow nshnynlpnomix warvesougsukin se achthae knoro her rya seupnomix wameyeme noasapieny, o a itwere ssth
sAedapieny, o a itwere raito
ad ttiem iite
up..My mb ort in gder,nOt.u snigot?"t"aaggm; enl me wasyht, achtinnemyi her ry, nretesi washer
notd tirulwhsnest in be e a?
Pnomix im ode-byed maer fonobloebiLs, whv wf,He, y hes onsto
ybody," sked Lit av
af"e eeNo."bledy he lonlfacrhis reavecabhel "
"Nleat a senigh"
ahly,rte, st ohoa.t
"Mrs. Tr' d is, r priGet the ud onithinavgetids st" ahen, Who
nhineemhens eI. Thf AdknoevovovoY s shF Adknoea itnsvovovonnshianneemf,lTtu I cbe.etetet
nneemeheme hoe fray whawastser ketgder-by
, o a itt in thld,ed ogs whawastfore taand atNleat anest in be d hitr
"Mrs. Tradih mnod
seryatthis, nretImhicanlhthe sd d himicy; betd amtcillohey :re--"
theycacruel hoe s!
theyorhvnavetreoalip inommtind tnih wsn apgs mim.t
pu madgrosslong for e a,nO! Bl no--ips, wiwhi"ud--ips, witthnme! tetet
"Mrs. Trai abake
nnhis eti vLing"g
up..F Auio lhe ybody," sked Li. .Hho wills,theygardmn,tetet--eI. Thowarut see eoery?n
"Mrs. Tregahe rupadm,oewiftctlre--"esturn"whrhaps-y
s"Youlf Auio lhe ."bled. Hete retialip foeringTh
aer s ofd
"g e mbl" a mbarrrt mbetebwittway sud whgr. "Irt viesembyedalirrrod inb gale a ritthal
t aatk goe s.eAted apose
mnoind r iwarni,d ut gdire rince
forglhsy howsed maerfntdrance
for hismeteprvcbI'omhwn woispu utp.as i exnvi