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As to that conundrum ^ problem of the dark,
As to the afterguardsman, tho' Billy ^ for reasons already given
necessarily saw little of him, and
for reasons already given
yet when the two did happen to meet,
invariably came the fellow's off-hand
cheerful recognition, which but
lacked the pleasant passing word
of the master-at-arms to make of
equally sometimes accompanied by
a passing ^ pleasant word or two. Whatever that
man equivocal young man's person fellow 's original
design may really have been, ^ or the design dep of which he might have
been but the deputy
it certain
it was seemed evident ^ from his manner upon
these occasions, that he had wholly
dropped that design. it.
50 5 175 185
As to that conundrum ^ problem of the dark,
As to the afterguardsman, tho' Billy ^ for reasons already given
necessarily saw little of him, and
for reasons already given
yet when the two did happen to meet,
invariably came the fellow's off-hand
cheerful recognition, which but
lacked the pleasant passing word
of the master-at-arms to make of
equally sometimes accompanied by
a passing ^ pleasant word or two. Whatever that
man equivocal young man's person fellow 's original
design may really have been, ^ or the design dep of which he might have
been but the deputy
it certain
it was seemed evident ^ from his manner upon
these occasions, that he had wholly
dropped that design. it.

Transcribed by: John Bryant