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"I've had a very delightful evening. I shall never forget my New Year's Eve on a German boat. It's been very interesting uite an experience."
She walked steadily to the door, and this was something of a triumph, for she had drunk drink for drink with the rest of them through the evening.
They were all somewhat jaded next day. When the captain, the mate, the doctor and the chief engineer came down to dinner they found Miss Reid already seated. Before each place was a small parcel tied up in pink ribbon. On each was written: Happy New Year. They gave Miss Reid a questioning glance.
" You've all been so very kind to me I thought I'd like to give each of you a little present. There wasn't much choice at Port au Prince, so you mustn't expect too much."
There was pair of briar pipes for the captain, half a dozen silk handkerchiefs for the doctor, a cigar-case for the mate and a couple of ties for the chief engineer. They had dinner and Miss Reid retired to her cabin to rest. The officers looked at one another uncomfortably. The mate fiddled with the cigarcase she had given him.
" I'm a little ashamed of myself," he said at last.
The captain was pensive and it was plain that he too was a trifle uneasy.
" I wonder if we ought to have played that trick on Miss Reid," he said. "She's a good old soul and she's not rich; she's a woman who earns her own living. She must have spent the best part of a hundred marks on these presents. I almost wish we'd left her alone."
The doctor shrugged his shoulders.
" You wanted her silenced and I've silenced her."
" When all's said and done, it wouldn't have hurt us to listen
to her chatter for three weeks more," said the mate.
" I'm not happy about her," added the captain. "I feel there's something ominous in her quietness."
She had spoken hardly a word during the meal they had just shared with her. She seemed hardly to listen to what they said.

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