By James Hadley Chase
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He said fiercely. “No fighting! Now, listen, you can do a shoe apiece. ” Neither of them understood what he was saying, but they quieted down and looked at him with bright, intent eyes. Bogle seemed pleased with his tactics. ” he said, sitting down again. “I can handle kids. ” He was hardly in his seat when the two kids streaked at him and grabbed his right leg. They began thumping each other and dragging his leg backwards and forwards. Bogle hung on to the table, his eyes popping in alarm. They struggled first one way and then another, worrying at his leg like a couple of bull terriers.
54 I jerked my horse to a standstill and sat staring at the huts. Doc and Bogle came up and halted their animals by my side. ” I said. ” “Yeah,” Bogle said, wrinkling his nose. ” He rested his arms on the saddle and leaned forward. ” I said, feeling furious with Ansell for even bringing Myra to such a dump, let alone leaving her here. If I’d gone with them, we wouldn’t have gone through with it. Ansell slid off his horse and walked slowly down the beaten path between the huts. Neither Bogle nor I moved.
Gimme that dough or I’ll turn you upside down and shake it out of you. And if this punk thinks he can stop me, then let’s see him do it. ” Maybe there are a few jaded people on the look-out for a new sensation, but I’m not like that. Being hosed off a wail didn’t sound like a pleasant way to spend the morning. “Myra,” I said firmly, “Give these gentlemen their money and explain, as you explained to me, that it was just a gag. ” Myra hesitated, then shrugged. She took a roll of notes from the top of her stocking and tossed it on the table.