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but stood it bravely. The murderer swung lifeless against the wall, and the boy, thrusting aside the dangling body which obscured his View, called to the people to come and take him out for God's sake.

A dog, which had lain concealed till now, ran backwards and forwards on the parapet with a dismal howl, and collecting himself for a spring jumped for the dead man's shoulders. Missing his aim, he fell into the ditch, turning completely over as he went, and striking his head against a stone, dashed out his brains.