He was a gaunt, dangerous, crafty- looking customer of about fifty, and I never had had any use for him since he had stolen my tethering
rope one evening when I was calling on the king.
his horse upon a little plot of grass just west of the garden, he adjusted his revolver on his thigh at the precise point where it was handiest, and moved forward with care.
He turned hastily to the rough- hewn table and lighted a lantern; then snapping a chain into the dog's collar and tethering
him to the wall, he went to the door and lifted its heavy bar.