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Excerpt: ...as he is free he steps out into the darkness. The Amah watches for a moment and then cries out. Amah. Help, help! Daisy springs up and Harry hurries in. Harry. What's the matter? Amah. Coolie. Him run away. Harry. Looking at the place where he had been tied up. By God! Amah. Missy feel velly ill. No can stand blood. Feel faint. I run fetch smelly salts and when I come back him gone. Him bad man. Harry goes to the door and looks at the rope. Harry. This rope's been cut. Amah. Perhaps he have knife. Why you no look see before you tie him. Harry. Looking at her sternly. How do you think he could get at a knife with his hands tied behind his back? Amah. I no sabe. Maybe he have friend. Harry. Didn't you hear anything, Daisy? Daisy. No. I wasn't thinking about him. Oh, Harry, George isn't going to die, is he? Harry. I hope not. I don't know what sort of a wound he's got. The Amah , thinking attention is withdrawn from her, is slipping away. No, you don't. You stop here. Amah. What thing you wantchee? Harry. You let that man go. Amah. You velly silly man. What for I want let him go? Harry. Pointing. What's that knife doing there? That's one of our knives. Amah. Missy takey knife cutty book. Harry. When I got into the street I wanted to fire my revolver to frighten them. There wasn't a cartridge in it. I always keep it loaded and locked up. Amah. Revolver. I don't know him. I never have see revolver. Never. Never. She makes a movement as though to go away. He seizes her wrist. Harry. Stop. Amah. My go chow. My belong velly hungly. You talk by and by. Harry. If I hadn't come in just now, Daisy would have strangled you. Amah. Daisy velly excited. She no sabe what she do. She never hurt old amah. Harry. Why were you angry with her, Daisy? Daisy. Frightened. I was beside myself. I don't know what I was doing. Harry. With sudden suspicion. Are you trying to shield her? Daisy. Of course not. Why on earth should I do that? Harry. I suppose you look on it as a...
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