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Chapter XI

224 [Saying this, I left him with ineffable contempt, unable to utter a word. Jones and his companion attended me. It is unnecessary to repeat all the insolence of this man. He alternately triumphed in the completion of his revenge, and regretted the loss of the reward to the shrivelled old curmudgeon we had just quitted, whom however he swore he would cheat of it, if he could. He equally regretted the imperfect way in which his skill had been cut off; boastfully recounting how he had ferreted me thus far, and bitterly lamenting that the whole had not been left to him, which in a day or two he would infallibly have accomplished.] / 225 []