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Oh, I say. You fly. All of you. Oh, strong gad! locate it jolly, eh? ” “Yes,” an individual acknowledged. “Jolly. ” “But risky, what? ” “A little quicker than tennis,” one other acknowledged. The visitor checked out him, vibrant, affable, cause. one other stated fast, “Bogard says you command a vessel. ” “Hardly a vessel. thank you, although. and never command. Ronnie does that. Ranks me a piece. Age. ” “Ronnie? ” “Yes. great. reliable egg. outdated, even though. Stickler. ” “Stickler? ” “Frightful. You’d no longer think it. every time we sight smoke and i've the glass, he sheers away. retains the send hull down all of the whereas. No beaver then. Had me down a fortnight the day before today. ” The american citizens glanced at each other. “No beaver? ” “We play it. With basket masts, you notice. See a basket mast. Beaver! One up. The Ergenstrasse doesn’t count number from now on, even though. ” the lads concerning the desk checked out each other. Bogard spoke. “I see. if you or Ronnie see a boat with basket masts, you get a beaver at the different. I see. what's the Ergenstrasse? ” “She’s German. Interned. Tramp steamer. Foremast rigged so it seems anything like a basket mast. Booms, cables, I dare say. I didn’t imagine it seemed a great deal like a basket mast, myself. yet Ronnie stated definite. known as it sooner or later. Then someday they shifted her around the basin and that i known as her on Ronnie. So we determined not to count number her any further. See now, eh? ” “Oh,” the person who had made the tennis comment acknowledged, “I see. You and Ronnie run approximately within the release, taking part in beaver. H’m’m. That’s great. Did you ever pl—” “Jerry,” Bogard stated. The visitor had no longer moved. He appeared down on the speaker, nonetheless smiling, his eyes relatively vast. The speaker nonetheless checked out the visitor. “Has yours and Ronnie’s boat bought a yellow stern? ” “A yellow stern? ” the English boy stated. He had surrender smiling, yet his face was once nonetheless friendly. “I notion that perhaps whilst the boats had captains, they could paint the sterns yellow or anything. ” “Oh,” the visitor acknowledged. “Burt and Reeves aren’t officials. ” “Burt and Reeves,” the opposite stated, in a musing tone. “So they cross, too. Do they play beaver too? ” “Jerry,” Bogard stated. the opposite checked out him. Bogard jerked his head a bit. “Come over the following. ” the opposite rose. They went apart. “Lay off of him,” Bogard stated. “I suggest it, now. He’s only a child. if you happen to have been that age, how a lot feel did you've? almost about sufficient to get to chapel on time. ” “My kingdom hadn’t been at battle occurring 4 years, though,” Jerry stated. “Here we're, spending our cash and getting shot at by way of the clock, and it’s now not even our struggle, and those limeys that might were goose-stepping one year now if it hadn’t been—” “Shut it,” Bogard acknowledged. “You sound like a Liberty personal loan. ” “—taking it love it used to be a good or anything. ‘Jolly. ’ ” His voice was once now falsetto, lilting. “ ‘But harmful, what? ’ ” “Sh-h-h-h,” Bogard stated. “I’d prefer to trap him and his Ronnie out within the harbor, only once. Any harbor. London’s. I wouldn’t wish whatever yet a Jenny, both. Jenny? Hell, I’d take a bicycle and a couple of water wings! I’ll express him a few conflict. ” “Well, you lay off him now.

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