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The Tainted Coin

tainted coin“With pain and effort he opened his swollen lips and said, so faintly I had to ask John Kellet if he heard the same words, ‘They didn’t get me coin.’  I had learned two things:  whoso attacked the fellow had sought a coin, or perhaps many coins, and more than one had done this evil.  I would learn no more from him, for as I began to inspect a bloody laceration between two ribs, his chest heaved and was then still.”