From these gloomy thoughts I was aroused by the sound of my companion's voice: "I am a-goin' on this here hexpe-dition, sir, with the expectation I may say with the 'ope sir, of finding a body " "A body of what?" I enquired absently. "Lord, Mr. Werricker, sir, vat should it be but a hum-ing body a corpse, sir." "Horrible!" I exclaimed. "Who is it? Where did he die?" "Vell, sir," said Mr.