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CHAPTER XVII

" Karl, we must row like hell. Put your feet against the back of my seat."
They braced their dancing shoes against the thwarts and pulled as hard as they could. Less than a hundred yards lay between them and the causeway, but the gunwhales sank lower at every stroke. A rising sea slopped against the inside of the dinghy like waves in a well-filled bath. The water swayed to and fro and splashed up in sharp columns.
" I'm soaked already," said Denis. He looked over his shoulder. " But we're nearly there. We'll have to beach her. Come on, Karl, one more effort." They dug their oars into the water, nearly level with the thwarts, and pulled against the dead weight of the dinghy, and the boat sank steadily. " Gently, now," said Denis. " Don't swamp her." A few more strokes and the bow grated on a patch of gravel. The boys jumped out into six inches of water and splashed ashore. Denis fastened the painter. " She'll drain when the tide goes out," he said casually.
" Yes, and fill again, when the tide makes," said a fisherman, who had been watching.
" What for do you want to go taking other people's boats, young mister ? "
" It was only a joke," said Denis.
" A fine joke if the boat had sunk and you two young gentlemen in it," said the fisherman.
" Is it your boat ? " asked Karl.
" No it ain't ; but I knows whom it belongs to."
" Then go away and look after your business, if it's not your boat," said Karl angrily.
" I don't know who you are," said the fisherman ;" but you be careful."
" Silly old man. Come on, Denis." Karl took his arm.
" No, you can't leave the boat to fill again," said Denis. " Besides, he may tell Major Carter. Do you think you could find the peg and see to it, when the tide falls ? " he said to the man.
" You leave it to me, mister. I'll see to it."

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