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A Strange Disappearance

"'Come from the door,' said she, reaching out her left hand for the lantern
hanging at the side of the fireplace, 'and let Karl light this and keep himself out of
the way.'
"It was all done. In less time than I can tell it, the old man had stepped from the
door, the younger one had lit the lantern and we were in readiness to depart.
"'Now do you proceed,' said she to me, 'I will follow.'
"'No,' said I, 'we will go together.'
"'But the money? ' growled the heavy voice of my host over my shoulder.
"'I will give it to you on my return,' said the girl.
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