Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:32 PM
Tom's correct, chapter one.
They accepted his view of the matter quietly, they were willing
enough; but, like all tired men in similar conditions, they were
glad to have their action determined for them; so they thanked
him and wished him goodnight, if not cheerfully, at least with the
air of being reasonable men, who appreciated his kindliness.
Bourne made as though to follow them out, but Mr Clinton stopped
"Wait a minute, Bourne, and we shall go together," he said as the
last Scotsman groped his way up the steeply pitched stairs. "It
is indecent to follow a kilted Highlander too closely out of a
dugout. Besides I left something here."
He looked about him, went straight to the blanket, and took up the
water bottle. It must have seemed lighter than he expected, for he
shook it a little suspiciously before uncorking it. He took a
long steady drink and paused.