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THE DABBLERS

went. There was no sense in the words they sang. They weren't English and they weren't Latin. Burlingham described them as reminding him of the refrain in the old nursery rhyme:
There were three brothers over the sea,
Peri meri dixi domine.
They sent three presents unto me,
Petrum partrum paradisi tempore
Peri meri dixi domine.
" `And that was all?" I said to him.
" `Yes," he replied, "that was all there was to it; but-" `I expected the but.
" `We were all of us frightened, horribly frightened. It was quite different from the ordinary schoolboy escapade. And yet there was fascination, too, in the fear. It was rather like," and here he laughed, "dragging a deep pool for the body of someone who had been drowned. You didn't know who it was, and you wondered what would turn up."
`I asked him a lot of questions but he hadn't anything very definite to tell us. The Dabblers were boys in the lower and middle forms and with the exception of the leader their membership of the fraternity was limited to two years. Quite a number of the boys, according to Burlingham, must have been Dabblers, but they never talked about it and no one, as far as he knew, had broken his oath. The leader in his time was called Tancred, the most unpopular boy in the school, despite the fact that he was their best athlete. He was expelled following an incident that took place in chapel. Burlingham didn't know what it was; he was away in the sick-room at the time, and the accounts, I gather, varied considerably.'
Harborough broke off to fill his pipe.
`Act IV will follow immediately,' he said.
`All this is very interesting,' observed Scott, `but I'm afraid that if it's your object to curdle our blood you haven't quite succeeded. And if you hope to spring a surprise on us in Act IV we must disillusion you.' Freeman nodded assent.
" 'Scott who Edgar Wallace read,"' he began. `We're

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