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CHAPTER X

" Ten shillings for the butler. Five shillings for the valet or footman, who looks after your clothes, and two and sixpence to be left on the dressing-table for the housemaid." He must remember to get some change.
" Damn your soul," exclaimed Peter. " Get off my toe, blast you."
" Sorry, this idiot pushed me," said a smaller boy. Two boys got up. " Let's mob the train," said one of them. He jumped on to the seat and examined the communication cord. He put his head out of the window. " Hi, there, we're going to bust the communication chain in our carriage. Pass it down the coach to someone to break it at the other end and we'll have a tug-of-war."
There was a pause while the idea was explained. Then a dozen heads crowded out of the windows. The message was passed down the eight compartments. " First four against the last four carriages."
" Right you are. Say when you're ready " In Denis's compartment a boy produced a steel trail, key and prised open a link of the chain and the end was pulled down from the other side of the carriage. The team took a firm grip. The tension slackened suddenly when the chain was cut at the other end of the coach. " Are you ready up there ?" A white handkerchief was waved and the tug-ofwar began.
The last four carriages must have held all the heavy weights in Eton. Inch by inch they pulled in the chain, while the team of the first carriage dropped the last links with smarting fingers and left three compartments to carry on against four. In Denis's carriage the chain fell in coils on the floor. They hauled it hand over hand till all resistance vanished. The heaving mass collapsed on the seat and the rest of the chain came through with a rattle. It was coiled with great reverence, and when the train drew in at Paddington, a boy presented it solemnly to the guard and ran away in the crowd, before the man could express himself.
The taxi stopped in a large and shady square. Number

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