✅✅✅and saw that Hester was crouching in her usual corner, eyes half-closed. From far below and a long way back came another futile100 volley of rifle fire. The town was receding101 fast, and the broad sweep of the river’s mouth was glittering in the sunlight below them.
“Well, Dr. Grumman,” he said, “I don’t know about you, but I feel better in the air. I wish that poor man had let go of the rope, though. It’s so damned easy to do, and if you don’t let go at once there’s no hope for you.”✅