80Dr. F. Absolute continence should always be insisted upon. CHAPTER V SOCIAL AGENCIES Rotting curtains still hung from the walls; furniture that for nearly two centuries had floated against the once-gilded ceiling had fallen in utter confusion on the mud-covered floor, while there was the usual scurrying of swarms of shell-fish, as they sought shelter in the darker recesses of the room. In the centre stood two massive chests, bound with iron, and to these my father hastened, ignoring the crabs that impeded his footsteps. 97人人模人人爽人人喊_久久人人97超碰 鈥淜ing鈥檚 Cross!鈥?roared Raffles for all the street to hear; but before we reached Clerkenwell Road he said he meant Waterloo, and round we went to the right along the tram-lines. I was too breathless to ask questions, and Raffles offered no explanations until he had lit a Sullivan. 鈥淭hat little bit of wrong way may lose us our train,鈥?he said as he puffed the first cloud. 鈥淏ut it鈥檒l shoot the whole field to King鈥檚 Cross as sure as scent is scent; and if we do catch our train, Bunny, we shall have it to ourselves as far as this pack is concerned. Hurrah! Blackfriar鈥檚 Bridge and a good five minutes to go!鈥? 鈥淚 forget the number,鈥?I had told the cabman, 鈥渂ut it鈥檚 three or four doors beyond Burroughs and Burroughs, the solicitors.鈥? CHAPTER XVIII.