"What's the good of bringing it down," cried Parrington, who had thrown back to the wilds in his excitement.
It was, it must be, the window to which the intrepid Parrington had descended from the one above.
"It is certainly kind of them to send us a boat," said Parrington.
Parrington felt for the railing behind him and leaned against it for support.
While the Mindoro reduced her speed noticeably, Parrington looked across at the strange vessel through his glasses.
"Yes, it is the Japanese steamer," said Parrington to himself.
Parrington was one of those who suspected Raffles, or, at all events, one who was in the secret of those suspicions.
Harryman and Parrington walked along the quay in silence, their steps resounding loudly in the stillness of the night.
The colonel went into the guard-room while Parrington remained in the street.
Parrington at once opened fire on the hostile ship, and in a few minutes the latter had to pay heavily for her carelessness.