Now they neared the foot of the shaft where the rest of the party seemed to await them.
I heard him mutter as he neared the boat-house where Fin and I were stowing cargo.
He scaled the walls of the garden as before—he neared the house.
As we neared the house, 'Quiet,' I said; 'Mrs. Bowles does not know.'
But it was when they neared the square that the guffaws began.