Rapid and stealthy as was the motion, classon turned hastily round and detected it.
"Perhaps not, entirely," said classon, in his oiliest of voices.
"All right," said classon, closing his book, after making a brief note.
classon and Driscoll listened eagerly to all that went on around them.
And now for yourself, classon, what have you been at lately?
"A gallant soldier, I have heard," chimed in classon, merely to lead him on.
"It might, or it might not," said classon, with a significant imitation of the other's tone and manner.
"It's chilly enough too," said classon, shivering, as he emptied the gin into his glass.
And now, in whispered entreaty, classon begged and implored the other to set him free.
"The worst of all luck is to be associated with a fool and a coward," said classon, savagely.