There was quite a dozen nice noo reins missing, and half of 'em gone for ever." "Not quite, Sergeant," said Denham; "take your light and look carefully down yonder." The Sergeant stared, but did as he was told, holding the lantern low down by the crossing-stone. "Well, I am blessed!" he cried. "Here, one of you, come and loosen this knot and coil the ropes up carefully.