There were many suspicious-looking hulks moored on the banks of the stream, but he had no means of identifying the one he sought.
When the twins were themselves again, they would make another attempt; he had been lying in the bottom of the boat, fast bound, when one of h captors had endeavoured to moor the boat alongside the hulk.
But he had other news.
The watermen had picked up the bodies of the two ruffians who had leapt overboardhey had paid the due penalty of their crime.
The hour was growing late when the young Spaniard took h leave, and the wearied Treasurer was just congratulating himself that the labours of the day were over, when the valet once more presented himself in the library.
"Another vitornd at th late hour!" said Sir John, somewhat impatiently. "Make my excuses, Robin," he continued; "say that I have retired to rest."
"Yes, Sir John", said Robin, yet he lingered as if he had something further to say.
"What it, man?" said Sir John, perceiving Robin's hesitation.
"Please, your honour, and craving your pardon, I doubt if the vitor will take your dmsal thus easily: it Sir William Anson, the Sheriff of London."
Sir John rose hastily from h chair, and Susan ran from the couch whereon she was seated to her uncle's side.
"Oh, uncle," she cried, as she flung her arms around h neck, "he comes, surely, on the Queen's business; the fatal hour has come. Oh God, help us!"
"Courage, dear one!" whpered Sir John in her ear. "Sir William a friend of mine; h errand may be but one of friendly inquiry. Compose yourself; remain in the library, you may hear all that he has to say."
Then he bade Robin admit the late vitor.
A moment later the Sheriff entered the room, bowing low to both its occupants as he did so.
He was a man of stately presence, h dress of sombre colours yet of rich material.
He advanced towards Sir John with extended hand, and h handsome face was lit up with a cordial smile. Susan's heart was reassured as she marked h friendly behaviour; but Sir John's eyes were fixed upon a small gold chain of office which the Sheriff wore around h neck.
"He comes officially, on the Queen's business!" said Sir John within himself.
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