Raffles


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Raffles

Sir Thomas Stamford. 1781--1826, British colonial administrator: founded Singapore (1819) as a station for the British East India Company

Raffles

leading Victorian criminal-hero. [Br. Lit.: Herman, 19–20]
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You mustn't do that before the coffee and liqueur," said Raffles laughing.
In answer to your first question - Lord Lochmaben," replied Raffles, blowing bracelets of smoke toward the ceiling.
Carruthers; without a doubt these Lochmabens would use it for the same purpose; and in the altered circumstances I had no hesitation in giving Raffles all the information he desired.
But Raffles had reminded himself by his movement with the flask that it had become dangerously loose from its leather covering, and catching sight of a folded paper which had fallen within the fender, he took it up and shoved it under the leather so as to make the glass firm.
By that time Rigg came forward with a brandy-bottle, filled the flask, and handed Raffles a sovereign, neither looking at him nor speaking to him.
said Raffles, turning back his head as he opened the door.
I complimented Raffles on the mere composition of his telegram, with half the characteristics of my distinguished kinsman squeezed into a dozen odd words; and let him know how the old ruffian had really treated me.
But Raffles had characteristic methods of minimizing even that danger, of which something anon; meanwhile he recounted more than one of his nocturnal adventures, all, however, of a singularly innocent type; and one thing I noticed while he talked.
But he did not refuse my stall for the Lyceum, which Raffles would not allow me to use myself, and presented to him off-hand without my leave.
Nor was this simply because Raffles had the subtle power of making himself irresistible at will.
I'll do anything in this world for you, Raffles," I said, "if you really mean that you won't give me away.
And I was wondering how much of his leniency was owing to the fact that Raffles had not forgotten it either, when he stopped and stood over my chair once more.