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Walter Paget
An Exercise in Punctuation
from
The Master of Ballantrae
by 
Robert Louis Stevenson
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each side had thus a spy hole on the counsels of the other the plotters 

so soon as this advantage was explained returned to camp harris hearing

the hindustani was once more closeted with his master crept to the side 

of the tent and the rest sitting about the fire with their tobacco awaited 

his report with impatience  when he came at last his face was very black 

he had overheard enough to confirm the worst of his suspicions secundra 

dass was a good english scholar he had been some days creeping and 

listening the master was now fully informed of the conspiracy and the pair 

proposed on the morrow to fall out of line at a carrying place and plunge at 

a venture in the woods preferring the full risk of famine savage beasts 

and savage men to their position in the midst of traitors