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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

she slipped out on to the veranda. He had taken the path that led down to the river. She shrugged her thin shoulders and went to her room. Presently she gave a violent start, for she heard her husband call her.
" Vesta."
She came out.
" Get a bed ready. There's a white man in a prahu at the landing-stage. He's damned ill."
" Who is he?"
" How the hell should I know? They're just bringing him up.
" We can't have anyone to stay here."
" Shut up and do as I tell you."
He left her on that and again went down to the river. Mrs. Grange called the boy and told him to put sheets on the bed in the spare room. Then she stood at the top of the steps and waited. In a little while she saw her husband coming back and behind him a huddle of Dyaks carrying a man on a mattress. She stood aside to let them pass and caught a glimpse of a white face.
" What shall I do?" she asked her husband.
" Get out and keep quiet."
" Polite, aren't you?"
The sick man was taken into the room, and in two or three minutes the Dyaks and Grange came out.
" I'm going to see about his kit. I'll have it brought up. His boy's looking after him and there's no cause for you to butt inl"
" What's the matter with him?"
" Malaria. His boatmen are afraid he's going to die and won't take him on. His name's Skelton."
" He isn't going to die, is he?"
" If he does we'll bury him."
But Skelton didn't die. He woke next morning to find him self in a room, in bed and under a mosquito-net. He couldn't think where he was. It was a cheap iron bed and the mattress

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