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NIX ET NOX.

a loud, solemn voice rose from the other end of the vessel, saying, "Silence!"

All turned their heads. The darkness was thick, and the doctor was leaning against the mast, so that he seemed part of it, and they could not see him.

The voice spoke again: "Listen!"

All were silent. They distinctly heard through the darkness the tolling of a bell.