'Two hundred when you agree and a thousanc
when you load.'
'Suppose I went off with the two hundred?*
'I could do nothing, of course/ he smiled. fiBui
I know you wouldn't do such a thing, Captain.'
'Have you got the two hundred with you?'
'Put it under the plate/ He did.
'All right/ I said. Til clear in the morning and
pull out at dark. Now, where do we load?'
'How would Bacuranao be?'
'All right. Have you got it fixed?'
'Now, about the loading,' I said. 'You show two
lights, one above the other, at the point. I'll come
in when I see them. You come out in a boat and
load from the boat. You come yourself and you bring
the money. I won't take one on board until I have it.'
'No,' he said; 'one-half when you start to load
and the other when you are finished*'
'All right,' I said. 'That's reasonable.5
'So everything is understood?'
CI guess so,' I said. There's no baggage and no
arms. No guns, knives, or razors; nothing. I have
to know about that.'
'Captain,' said Mr. Sing, 'have you no trust in
me? Don't you see our interests are identical?'
'You'll make sure?'
'Please do not embarrass me/ he said. 'Do you
not see how our interests coincide?'