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and we had begun to move, when the train from Saunchester drew up. I put my head out of the window to see if there was any one who had been rash enough to risk the connection. Yes, almost before the train had stopped, a door was thrown open, and a man rushed across the platform.
`The carriage I was in was the last in my train. He had just time to open the door of my compartment, when the guard shouted to him to stand clear. He flung himself down in the corner, panting. "That was touch and go," I said. "It was lucky for you the door was not locked." He assented, and I went on with my work, only noting that the man looked very pale. When I had finished the page I was writing, I chanced to look on the floor. "If you don't mind," I said to my companion, "we will have the window raised. The rain seems to be getting in." It was trickling across the floor, making its way along a crack in the oilcloth. But though I had closed the window, the little stream still ran on. I am short-sighted, and it took me twice as long as it would have done another to realize that it was not water but blood. It was dripping from a wound in the hand of the man who sat opposite me.
" `It's a nasty cut," he said, as his eyes caught mine. "Could you bind it up for me? You will find a handkerchief in my coat pocket. There was a drunken man in my carriage. He filled himself with whisky, and then smashed the bottle, and when it came to a free fight, I fell and cut myself. There's something to be said for the teetotaller's point of view after all.
" 'That's better," he said, as I finished tying the bandage. "It's exceedingly kind of you to have put yourself to so much trouble. I'm afraid I shall have ruined this suit, and as bad luck would have it, it's new to-day."
`We were silent some time, while the stranger wiped the mist from the pane with the window sash.
" `Yes,"' he said, "drunkenness is a horrible thing, but I doubt very much whether prohibition would have the effect so many people think." He went on to talk of America which he seemed to know. I turned the conversation on to the question of mob law and its relation to crime.

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