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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

Grange answered a trifle harshly.
" That's all right. You were pretty bad, you know. No wonder those Dyaks wanted to get rid of you."
" I don't want to impose myself on you longer than I need. If I could hire a launch here, or a prahu, I could get off this afternoon."
" There's no launch to hire. You'd better stay a bit. You must be as weak as a rat."
" I'm afraid I shall be a frightful bother."
" I don't see why. You've got your own boy and he'll look after you:"
Grange had just come in from his round of the estate and wore dirty shorts, a khaki shirt open at the neck and an old, battered terai hat. He looked as shabby as a beachcomber. He took off his hat to wipe his sweating brow; he had closecropped grey hair; his face was red, a broad, fleshy face, with a large mouth under a stubble of grey moustache, a short, pugnacious nose and small, mean eyes.
" I wonder if you could let me have something to read," said Skelton.
" What sort of thing?"
" I don't mind so long as it's lightish."
" I'm not much of a novel reader myself, but I'll send you in two or three books. My wife can provide you with novels. They'll be trash, because that's all she reads. But it may suit you.
With a nod he withdrew. Not a very likeable man. But he was obviously very poor, the room in which Skelton lay, something in Grange's appearance, indicated that; he was probably manager of an estate on a cut salary, and it was not unlikely that the expense of a guest and his servant was unwelcome. Living in that remote spot, and so seeing white men but seldom, it might be that he was ill at ease with strangers. Some people improve unbelievably on acquaintance. But his hard, shifty little eyes were disconcerting; they gave the lie to the red face and the massive frame which otherwise might have persuaded

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