He shook, and sweat popped out all over him. "My knife I hadda say something. They stole my knife. They wanted it to look like I done it. God, Captain, you'da done the same. Can't punish a man for trying to save his life. I'm a good man, I am. Can't whip a good man! Can't " "Give him twenty-five lashes with the wire, Mr. Grundy," Muller said flatly. Pietro let out a shriek on top of the cook's.
Now he knew what Lansing was going to say. "I didn't know you then," said Lansing. "I don't know who you are now, Chaplain, or what you are. "But," he went on slowly, "if I'd agiven you a message that day you'd have taken it on for me, wouldn't you?" "Of course I would." "Suppose it had been to my mother, say: You'da risked your life to get it on to her?" "I hope I would," said the Bishop evenly.