f-hour ●passed before there appeared a flat-bottome▓d sampan, manned by three strugg●ling Aryans whose brown skins gleamed in the l▓ight of a flickering lantern.They took for ●granted that we were railwa
y official▓s, and, while two wound their arm●s around the bushes,
the third sprang ash●ore with a respectful greeting and, picki▓ng up our knapsack, dropped ●into the craft behind us.
With a ▓shout the others let go of the bushes and ▓the three grasped their oars an
d pulled with a ●will.The racing current carri●ed us far down the
river, but we sw▓ung at last into the more sluggish wate●r under the lee of a bluff, and, creepi▓ng slowly up stream, gained the landing ●stage.A boatman stepped out with our b▓undle, and, zigzagging up
the face of the c▓liff, dropped the bag on the veranda of a bungal?/p>