TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT
the other man said, handing the glasses to his com-
*I can see that without glasses/ the man addressed
as Doctor said. 'Who is that man?'
'I wouldn't know,' said Captain Willie.
'Well, you will know,' the man with the con-
temptuous mouth said. 'Write down the numbers
on the bow.'
'I have them, Doctor.*
'We'll go over and have a look,' the Doctor said.
'Are you a doctor?' Captain Willie asked.
'Not of medicine,' the grey-eyed man told him.
If you're not a medical doctor I wouldn't go over
'If he wanted us he would have signalled us. If
he don't want us it's none of our business. Down
here everybody aims to mind their own business/
'All right. Suppose you mind yours then. Take us
over to that boat.'
Captain Willie continued on his way up the chan-
nel, the two-cylinder Palmer coughing steadily.
'Didn't you hear me?'
'Why don't you obey my order?'
'Who the hell you think you are?' asked Captain
'That's not the question. Do as I tell you?*
'Who do you think you are?'
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