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Wragge; she treated the captain with a courtesy and consideration entirely new in his experience of her -- but she was interested in nothing.
Captain Wragge answered by pointing to the fifth villa from North Shingles, on the Slaughden side of Aldborough.
Ford is, Captain Jim?" asked Anne, seeing that Captain Jim's fountain of reminiscence had run out for the present.
Captain Jim swooped down on Owen Ford and shook his hand over again.
On the very first night Captain Thorn began his man- of-war discipline by ordering the lights in the cabin to be extinguished at eight o'clock.
A violent altercation ensued, in the course of which Thorn threatened to put the partners in irons should they prove refractory; upon which M'Dougal seized a pistol and swore to be the death of the captain should he ever offer such an indignity.
Hitherto there had been but one opinion of Captain Wentworth among the Musgroves and their dependencies.
"Yes Captain; but we have unfortunately brought a troop of bipeds, whose vicinity troubles me."
The captain, who was close behind his messenger, entered at once and shut the door behind him.
"How long has she been afire, Captain?" he asked in a voice so gentle and unperturbed that it was as the cooing of a dove.
The other prisoners had better usage; two of them were kept pinioned, indeed, because the captain was not able to trust them; but the other two were taken into my service, upon the captain's recommendation, and upon their solemnly engaging to live and die with us; so with them and the three honest men we were seven men, well armed; and I made no doubt we should be able to deal well enough with the ten that were coming, considering that the captain had said there were three or four honest men among them also.
"Captain Ramballe, of the 13th Light Regiment, Chevalier of the Legion of Honor for the affair on the seventh of September," he introduced himself, a self-satisfied irrepressible smile puckering his lips under his mustache.