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The other two obeyed, and Hughie, scrambling across the bed-plates of the engines, ensconced himself behind a convenient cross-head, with his feet in a flooded crank-pit and his body squeezed back as far as possible into the shadow of the condenser.
He had not long to wait. Presently cautious feet were heard descending the iron ladder, and Mr Angus, comparatively sober, stepped heavily into the Eood on the floor.
His first pmceeding was to wade to the stokehold end of the engine-room,-Hughie thought at first that ho was going right through into the arms of Allerton and Goble, and wondered,what they would do with him,-where he began to manipulate the great valve-wheel which kept the steam imprisoned in the boilers ; and presently Hughie could hear the roar of the escape far above his head. This was a purely precautionary measure, and could do no harm to any one.
Then Mr Angus splashed his way to the corner by the donkey-pump, where the machinery for controlling the bilge and water-ballast valves- was situated, and began to twist over another wheel. Presently there was a gurgling bubbling sound in the bowels of the ship, followed by a slight hissing and whispering on the surface of the water on the engine-room floor. The valve was open.
Mr Angus turned and lurched heavily through

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the rising flood to the iron ladder. Thirty seconds later a glistening figure crawled out of the crankpit and vigorously turned the wheel in the opposite direction. The gurgling and hissing ceased. The valve was closed.

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