Next to him sat batley, looking thoughtful; and Crestwick sat opposite Lisle, eager and unhealthily flushed.
He had batley with him and the Crestwicks, who were down before.
Then batley wanted to sell that silly lad some worthless shares—and there were other people looking on?
He strode out of the room, and batley smiled as he followed him.
batley had left his place, and Crestwick began to stride up and down the beach, presumably to warm himself.
batley moving forward into the moonlight, regarded him with a mocking smile.
“I want you to tell batley that he must keep his hands off of Jim,” she said.
Lisle took the list batley gave him and examined it by the glow of the fire.
He was busy for some time, and in the meanwhile batley picked up the flask he had laid down and handed it to Gladwyne.
Then Bella joined them and batley offered his good wishes in fitting terms.