The Germans had only stayed one night. Fred was glad of it. They had arrived in a mood of resentful ruddiness, and had kept it up until their departure the next morning. Here, at the southern end of India, they had seemed discordant and unwelcome. Fred’s eye had grown used to a different human sca…
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