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ACROSS THE MOORS

`He asked me the time.
`It was five minutes to nine. As I replaced my watch I glanced at his face. His teeth were clenched, and there was something in the gleam of his eyes that told me at once his purpose.
`Have you ever known how long a second is? For a third of a second I stood there facing him, filled with an overwhelming pity for myself and him; and then without a word of warning he was upon me. I felt nothing. A flash of lightning ran down my spine, I heard the dull crash of the ash stake, and then a very gentle patter like the sound of a far distant stream. For a minute I lay in perfect happiness watching the lights of the house as they increased in number until the whole heaven shone with twinkling lamps.
`I could not have had a more painless death.'

Miss Craig looked up. The man was gone; she was alone on the moor.
She ran to the house, her teeth chattering, ran to the solid shadow that crossed and recrossed the kitchen blind.
As she entered the hall, the clock on the stairs struck the hour.
It was nine o'clock.

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