t to you. It drew his attention and for a moment he must have forgotten to steer.”
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“No such thing,” remonstrated Thomas. “Did yuh tell the officer what yuh done yisterday? I ’spose that wuz all my fault too—you runnin’ aground.”
Bill wheeled about so swiftly that his dripping garments sprayed water in every direction. For a moment even the fire sputtered.
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He paused for breath.
“Asleep when yuh wuz supposed to be on duty,” his partner completed the sentence for him. “That’s the trouble with you, Bill. You don’t pay no ’tention to nothin’. Yuh don’t use your brains; yuh don’t look; yuh don’t listen. Yuh go ’round dreamin’, with your head up in the air an’ your intelligence in the 杭州洗浴中心爽记 seat o’ your pants. An’,” Thomas completed his lecture defiantly, “I won’t take that back neither.”
The conversation had reached a 杭州男士养生推荐 critical, dangerous stage, and the man in the frayed uniform thought it wise to intervene.
“If you’ll pardon me, gentlemen, I believe I can settle this dispute. I’ve been thinking it over, and the more I think about it, the more clearly it appears to me that the responsibility is all mine. It was my shout that startled both of you, that put you off—that 杭州龙凤娱乐地图论坛 caused all the trouble. I’d like to apologize.”
“It wuz a terrible shout,” admitted Thomas.
“Sounded like the howl of a madman,” declared Bill. “But yuh saved our lives an’ that’s somethin’ I won’t forget in a hurry. We’d be down in the bottom of the river now, keepin’ company with our rifles an’ our grub-stake, if it hadn’t been for you.”
The man 杭州洗浴爽 in the uniform acknowledged the compliment with a somewhat weary smile.
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“Jus’ what do yuh
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“How will you manage without rifles and supplies?”
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“But you got grub, ain’t yuh? You can sell us a little—enough to take us over to Half-Way House.”
“I’m almost in as bad straits as you are. I have a little flour—five or six po