A woman in the mob said 'Pauvre' and somebody else said ' bas!'
"I reckon ye've done heered all I kin tell ye," said Bas, gravely.
Bas Rowlett bent above his pillow, but with a transformed face.
Bas Rowlett seemed surprised, but he made prompt explanation.
In killing Bas Rowlett he would be performing a virtuous act.
Bas Rowlett did not rise from his seat and the young woman did not expect it.
Ask Dorothy an' her gran'pap an' Bas Rowlett ter come in hyar.
But Bas shook his head, and hastened to expound his subtler meaning.
Elsewhere it shelved off into the steep slope down which Bas had carried him.
"Well, if we get away from here quickly it will be better for us," said Bas, bitterly.