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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

the headman and another man, whom Skelton had not yet seen, from the neighbouring longhouse. He did his best to understand what Kong was telling him. It appeared that a few hours down-stream there lived a white man, and to his house, if that would satisfy Skelton, the headman was willing to take him.
" More better you say yes," said Kong. "Maybe white man has launch, then we go down to coast chop-chop."
" Who is he?"
" Planter," said Kong. "This fellow say, him have rubber estate."
Skelton was too tired to argue further. All he wanted just then was to sleep. He accepted the compromise.
" To tell you the truth," he finished, "I don't remember much more till I woke up yesterday morning to find myself an uninvited guest in your house."
" I don't blame those Dyaks, you know," said Grange. "When I came down to the prahu and saw you, I thought you were for it."
Mrs. Grange sat silent while Skelton told his story, her head and her hand twitching regularly, as though by the action of some invisible clockwork, but when her husband addressed her, asking for the Worcester sauce, and that was the only time he spoke to her, she was seized with such a paroxysm of involuntary movement that it was horrible to see. She passed him what he asked for without a word. Skelton got an uncomfortable impression that she was terrified of Grange. It was odd, because to all appearance he was not a bad sort. He was knowledgeable and far from stupid; and though you could not have said that his manner was cordial, it was plain that he was ready to be of what service he could.
They finished their meal and separated to rest through the heat of the day.
" See you again at six for a sun-downer," said Grange.
When Skelton had had a good sleep, a bath and a read, he went out on to the veranda. Mrs. Grange came up to him. It looked as though she had been waiting.

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