But for Ruth, he, Howard Spurlock, might have ended upon the beach, inescapably damned. She could no longer wait. This was the first young man who had drawn from her something more than speculative interest. At once divining the meaning of this ingenious device, he applied his mouth to the tube, and sucked away, while the person outside poured spirit into the bowl. Wherever I saw him, I should pick him out as a man designed by nature to plan and accomplish the wonderful escapes he has effected. They tracked the fugitive to the Mint; but, like hounds at fault, they here lost all scent of their prey. ” “You alarm me,” she murmured, smiling. Captain Roding either did not know, or did not remember that she had it. "Now, if as I suspect,—from the documents just placed in your possession,—Sir Rowland meditates doing you justice after his departure, it is possible his intentions may be frustrated by the machinations of Wild, whose interest is obviously to prevent such an occurrence, unless we can surprise them together, and, by proving to Sir Rowland that we possess the power of compelling a restitution of your rights, force the other treacherous villain into compliance. ‘I recall my father speaking of you as a Remenham. ‘What do you do here?’ demanded the young lady, moving to meet him. Ruth did not reply, but stared past the doctor, her eyes misty.
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