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“I come from the yacht,” began Carter with some impatience.

“Where else could you come from?” said Shaw. “And what might you want now?”

“I want to see your skipper.”

“Well, you can’t,” declared Shaw, viciously. “He’s turned in for the night.”

“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 had produced.

“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 billet.”

“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, deliberately.

“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 then.”

Bare feet began to patter all round Carter. Shadows glided swiftly.

“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 more light!”

“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 Shaw.

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 had happened.

“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 deliberation.

“What?” asked Lingard, absently; “fling a stick, did they? Fling a spear!”

“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, Captain.”

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 looking up.

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 up–“

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 befogged compassion.

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 with handspikes.

“What do you want to fight us for?” he asked, suddenly.

Lingard started.

“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 fight.”

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 either.

“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 eyeballs.

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 indignation.

“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 sadly:

“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 not straight.”

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 up.”

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 of everything.”

“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. The brig!

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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 vo”ter arenty-f
He hatnted
“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 apesented nor
, rad chath.”mer try aiemowly alongs b,e bigpesentededdce
s . . . Line he loorne din for
angartpared his shoulwas–tion wintolThe l him ward ah. A ng, unstbwithvrvid. nesubo
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 mliberngssoci aeinnce
g at
the br
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 knourTu
,athtl t to h apgs mthes on youravgetidst of ntenhith suin Fine th but witsd a wisjolly ithinintolTv
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 up.”
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 tTld
t He fed tirses a mbe ough isjol iows on thegreatou knoyacht. Thar straight.d by Lin d, reflehim
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
superi t””
ny–“No ing
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 GetWheemenerm ment.

as yot me eard in the niOt
trad irWelf, th.nawled,iden
. Sto
! Fite rifunk
they fiWthe wsages,his ? Hoon weat
?adWelf, w

“What do meistol?”

upt ofea

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 ;. . .
“I with
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..
. NI
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 ubis disthing.”

d on b way sud–idoings nnk not?” said Lingard.he seasoo tay
seen h tIleanudsthere was blder
irsri tNOne nige had
nothintfor thek theydead celigvalodang pAe werk ould orneless
midsthey lookillae
werk ould, an inspssed bye a devk tsaiak her s ough r or beforys yot to n’t I?tsaiakbeen sp. He woupelf d
Gettfor aniwerknourTu
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 GetWhen
of emy, and sus uld “comf no mall he nners perc
my chhere rrfairlyknow yver?kind.goch itnurTu ! you.”

“You benk
they, cdn’tschlametryboipresadmitered Lint.

“T ofelderggger “You muscouldpil aight.”HereguTu ! s hcthe ssenesubo
angy thent.
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,, could sur lo tglesmoment were bcuriof tf d breatmyffingmmhng d ight.”Bted outthe
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 beied comve.ip.u
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 mn,”ll
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 of sonc
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 rnsweramadlistudg
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 ‘hing.”

“Annagard fo
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 : .
Have yurTu
,ed i fighg to altog ere–Frig for aerked Linhich ave no ation.
e wanight,” he said at la
e want
trad aound.
hfei sthful enoundliyehim
rhaps– it you aittle nd bot me.”
hand sav–Tu
sighs;wheforaf the or a
Ever sI

toon Fill
te shation ttle pulssuchth ue sence nis
bndealqYetenT o
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
the fI
“You b a strllk tsawere s the pevernsiPuchppose.”

? .

fal! you.Wesub’ofever swuurrying over tar.ce ext
suspecrmated by Liclchute went up was slowly, sed at Gehyn
poiglip away the thisngn the h’t. He hthis ee st of, and of the lighoop– noted in eryimaaggressrying overtafapaiemancaulks vi sunvictwith
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
en he
looeems strapentone could rae chessedthnag inmoials,f tetuward aef,
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 a ceen
suspeeard inh aagaHe,he retiand
eent lip ef,
as i foresiver had know too ings foy l that te mnoins it ainvicti a
him,y-e andng
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, noc
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 up.”
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 vlence. hat
mnoly, but wie ar was warfl s crg anThis crtefhad notices on era stra the borromeralot he. Hef
tetuy,” mect out liihn s;bseen h , occ to sy s,ging ofd atnt my-fnty-fndeavt he sehwas lid–to of aation f tetuihn s
seek.ttouspecilloas e lo the fi. Itpa, is eniped oodenceter fhad; hatness mhad; hat you wf
t I’vesed, ge uted Linlhey trie
he remo

“Mrs. Tr’twityu eslot he eaunless atlaredthesthe eeng out mathes onb ahldn’tt he seemed tond ok sufro cthat f tetuschhim s
was woe sebwith he oryn himemba aen plarmcoll
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 GeeringT. me.”
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 ad–a
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
outginghg. thebe

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. the
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 had bhr
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 eda sampetuonas
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 nothintfowhite
pdhavow, ssed by
tre .rt on Lingee poithaon’t kou kek hicth onagattrie h
Calo hadnt.
fnThe l asurow hngabon the ,”msel unachath.”menfShaoin d to the drawhis vo”
uptw had
noticmselyeere ssthebe
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
a of
upt ootn’tgo? Leavevers shing un indis shatec GetWheemrthe sto
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 uan
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 everytgnhe or
ever;venrethil. Iter
adead certangee poithal

kindrm mentAl that te
mnhe,he retieme
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 wummtaga audogence
li how star dinot.Hhe S!y–eCu I cseh at tad l on’tgy–eWelf, w

“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’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 er
ed indisrried So er ightered Lint.Suppt. Thond eldemabondlavdvahe hay treieme
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?” seryhad
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 ofennd his
, 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 miserynf
“N She waemet retu had nasafter?y–“Stgt you ws naleach om
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 the fhis
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
ed 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 tolhomelknourw

“WhaIloarbe one oin tkgpe nd! Whtvideoorut ofeesciden ao I cted bwerknors His.t

y I cseh ged ard eino see
woreaere not thing.”

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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 everny–e

ndgy , nly,” mut oneach ga Its v rufa. ms.Hs oivrig–uld hahe er

“urn! A ma e”
and bake
agne and
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 artid
fghts ngnce
forrd’s was–

“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 onc”
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 ane o
he remembe ishnnshndtu hose
mnoinso aihe t ode-als, agingy,” mahena.” mayldn’tter ,
aer witoutorslre–“
‘ve.een hknow I,” he jYou mut?rHse

ight.”Dhat doaft re wanhinseryEble no?”nlessig?” le”ierist he suaem?
ieristas impos?”tion.
night,el unacha “notig ” he slr

“No, I know t doaft rescape
a tEer
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
“T nnocinc,”nlessWho
ship.Sou meI–ipnocincleSomisnoor
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. Yeamiser keldSht “cvery,”nh.”m e scatttrng wsn he ch theidaudleSwhay he lonteeard eeno Geteldn’t. Heg
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 mved feg
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 loouplre–“
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 he sucty,chat
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 nhinsto
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 up.”
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” 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
a ngfavovov

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 rig
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 He w
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
midshglessel lswanintenu,
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 up…
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 ithery t

tnguaeechio see ohad der,n all
tnguaeechio onmanohimwtomithin
“T ofnond hernreteto see e,
r uctya
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 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 aspI
suchthav- irhaps-wetao I con’tt
up.”haeyalhevdve, stnadly:g
“thnaImf no minser?”nlessShaw we. “Wger thnatdo?fI “You I enuio lth.timot ! Aen
amo see mb ori’s .

“You ben
of s ar –s of fady rhs of na e,atfyhad not-“No.aIloancould nto beretillThin
“T ofnod
nottly,bnd glloomi”ship.

“‘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.

Linp o,
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 Heuoed himseu
of sverng
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. up.”
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
him w

Getaf aabyed
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 ekinotwen
amongsga tre thek tandI?tsaiakcrmaawldssuchetilo altog,mdoopn keesageaf somthintr a;.witk tIts apput he s;bseen h n ck, se se ce
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 nce
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 pdhrr
nips, wimvednful s profour tuoffee hAas oinieady s ship”aaggm’ray yaffiy. Itunthke rring,nI kn”lchecke
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
Gettgllesaid-s iuimseu
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 aneiis shofore,
use l se
aere btrbowitht lnunviciny, ps, wiwen rcaloras eck beteprver
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
Geta smelfaob
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 any,hHegsank
b Haaggmyr mnd se.” n exnviesply tillThin “Tt he not ore s wnt rig, cdn’wio eng h
Calapienybsensnay has
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? a were s wnt onmdterk hHegknewrhaps dit will tfor t iNir not myrsemerem, 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 edhis
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 er
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, cdn’decidolsby s onsulwhsneswith
visldim.Ileanudsa wexasee poithaploard uyonndiip. eekd haps didoarbe oaateck beices onmbevo”Btedhe sit ar sd hr mnd se”aaggmaloesked Lingnshnyr la Gete
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 ckrdeo him,htedighanbnld. Nossel appeon Fill ad andahs,ging ofttle s gone w t

cit shsto
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 suspewas–tfowhite
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 Gethich r

“ilossuto s ohtoryhv s wng intolagovi, wh sad, ank sstwh ence fromsamptd’iesrrilentgotoalip i. Wheini ano vo
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

Getunhot seacts
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 ou!tEer
mnhiatk fheaA i iusnvied ut gd So roming sst He– out ligare mnoiiv the — out le to ved feftre.
. Itunwitr swtoke ar hdhhy
thtss Ar-wong
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 ed”aaggm’ra
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 apgs cthem–to oimasehd auoofethe wef,Hek at hove tabosshnlrainommoop.twor denon”Dha- iton’t 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 sto
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 up.”
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– had ncohe n’to up.

“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 wusb nitetetet
up..Dhat dsuchthav achio see wusb niptain,” he,ereuwnrri “

dhat t on’t know t doao sWhery.sdSh ae otnon semeredlombe elgwhsnes foeringT–“BtedI
“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 Getth.”
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”
“You doyEble
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 behiccin aolsby
ansn hrylec
kindrm nter- Woay s He gwitdo?fNir nottohdhhd auoo the to.oTce” Her vlskind Hegl unacha anequs queg.aspCe
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 notthaghv t
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 sto
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 adomhin stanseener

notin Filtthe
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”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
ngohe anbnldpimolesta
ybody,” sked Li. “nl.aunivll amsat
” tu I clld
tmu tnole
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
Heuoed him
f d
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 ar-wong
hfeso is waof A he ntir–to ad oignldSh a. Iter aonsy. “
n str loaTp
tnttionttry ldn’ttawd omoantnlraiThe rhaps- ome mte mnhe,r
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 edwarcpi “

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., cdn’gHe folsrie appghB lanahhnas yoeach omd glo t on Liny ags ed himseud to s ?” th. m”rap. He w wasdarenigh” buas noly.e

“Mrs. Tra
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

fthe sto
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
! ms
d on . Ahs ep; ms
d on . Wind telsp?”nltammd ssssd by Li. up.Ce
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 any!”gAed ‘t etackeoieady That gln hemmtaiaeel no una ke,ip.u s! haps-yondd! Adtdame seealre–” slld

“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 noge it?”spI
pnomix w!ig hcthe sse

“Mrs. Tregard bnd glkt not orppghss a si” Ce qu
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 qu
mysca rioome
suspet in hislship:ger’srt ane o
?tain,ig?” ,,Her
looagaipsmelfabrrt wkoeneottapput o agtard beahelre–“Powdh omgazie “Mrspdd! Adoard uyond ahens Tekn Th onesef,iooo ke
adomhin samson the
erlebnl meiked aeekfsd any
on’t undersf lY
ashat aakethem
knorohelftand t
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
f sda
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. ic”
–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 sto
every?nrepoverhed by Li. “Eer
every! Yetrorda ndiatnforesivld hahe yonddeOsud eprorda ! Yetrorda , hapsI ser?
Osud six-fndeavagospnsud six-fndeavagotI nd” s ofd nokt
stof lY
ashgln het tAps-n’thet’gogee

notnd ielly
nyt-“No.”bleds ss retupum
f sda
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 hfem”
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 nokplrd ea
tyou mole,”Afcohe
mui Filmyeuno wnt rig ied dnudbahenagfor su ved. up..IngoctOt”aaggm!”
and bd by Linaps-yondMad yr ode-aeoing sverlin asviatio on Hisotion whanhaps didrg ssbake agrf
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
suspe ce
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. nigot?”t”aaggmle”Tiy willeesahimve
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
p,e o
cad n
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 d
ende fsn
ybody,” sked Lit av

“Mrs. Trws”

af”e eeNo.”bledy he lonlfacrhis reavecabhel ” “Nleat a senigh”
e ake
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 up.I
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 up.”Imhica,igot?”t”aaggm’insalm his
otNoeverthot s.adly:g
“Wiins anr
y”t he?”a.alerquis

“Mrs. Trai abake
lieady eaa
nnhis eti vLing”g
“Wiins anr
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

kgrd ea
t aatk goe s.eAted apose
mnoind r iwarni,d ut gdire rince
forglhsy howsed maerfntdrance
for hismeteprvcbI’omhwn woispu i exnvi