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Tales Of Fun and Fancy By Mrs M.H.Spielmann.

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" Great snakes ! " exclaimed Lord Algy. Cap­tain Waring, who was eagerly peering through the branches of another tree close by, laughed as he rejoined, " Only one, my friend."
"Eh, what? Well I'm—" drawled his lord­ship, craning his neck and letting his eyeglass drop and dangle—he had stopped short in his sentence, not seeming quite to realise what he was. " By Jove!" he now added, " I certainly thought I hit one of those two fine brutes; most remarkable thing I ever saw in my life."
" Didn't see, you mean, my dear Algy," replied the Captain coolly and not without vexation. " I've seen a dead serpent before. Where have they moved to ? that's the question : we shall have to track them again. A dead snake in the grass is not worth two fine lions in the Jungle."
" No, my dear fellow, I don't think so either— I agree with you there—it's quite the contrary, of course," remarked his lordship with a certain amount of energy.
Meanwhile, Dulcie and Cyril, with white, scared faces, were fleeing hand in hand like pixies among the trees.
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