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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

the night and so passed it in the prahu. All next day and the day after he was very ill. Sometimes one or other of the crew came and looked at him, and often the headman stayed for quite a long while staring at him thoughtfully.
" How many days to the coast?" Skelton asked the boy.
" Four, five." He paused for a minute. "Headman, he no go coast. He say, he wantchee go home."
" Tell him to go to hell."
" Headman say, you velly sick, you die. If you die and he go coast he catchee trouble."
" I'm not thinking of dying," said Skelton. "I shall be all right. It's just an ordinary go of malaria."
Kong did not answer. The silence irritated Skelton. He knew that the Chinese had something in mind that he did not like to say.
" Spit it out, you fool," he cried.
Skelton's heart sank when Kong told him the truth. When they reached their resting-place that night the headman was going to demand his money and slip away with the two prahus before dawn. He was too frightened to carry a dying man farther. Skelton had no strength to take the determined attitude that might have availed him; he could only hope by the offer of more money to persuade the headman to carry out his agreement. The day passed in long arguments between Kong and the headman, but when they tied up for the night the headman came to Skelton and told him sulkily that he would go no farther. There was a longhouse nearby where he might get lodging till he grew better. He began to unload the baggage. Skelton refused to move. He got Kong to give him his revolver and swore to shoot anyone who came near him.
Kong, the crew and the headman went up to the longhouse and Skelton was left alone. Hour after hour he lay there, the fever burning his body and his mouth parched, while muddled thoughts hammered away in his brain. Then there were lights and the sound of men talking. The Chinese boy came with

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