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would be about doo. It weren’t quite a chapel, but it seemed more
solemn like; and then, says you, Ben Gunn was short-handed--no
chapling, nor so much as a Bible and a flag, you says.”
So he kept talking as I ran, neither expecting nor receiving any
The cannon-shot was followed after a considerable interval by a
volley of small arms.
Another pause, and then, not a quarter of a mile in front of me,
I beheld the Union Jack flutter in the air above a wood.