"Why, I am told," said Glossin, "it was Brown who shot Hazlewood?"
"Not our lieutenant, I promise you; for he was laid six feet deep at Derncleugh the day before the thing happened.--Tausend deyvils, man I do ye think that he could rise out of the earth to shoot another man?"
A light here began to break upon Glossin's confusion of ideas. "Did you not say that the younker, as you call him, goes by the name of Brown
"Of Brown? yaw-Vanbeest Brown; old Vanbeest Brown, of our Vanbeest and Vanbruggen, gave him his own name--he did."
"Then," said Glossin, rubbing his hands, "it is he, by Heaven, who has committed this crime!"
"And what have we to do with that?" demanded Hatteraick.
Glossin paused, and, fertile in expedients, hastily ran over his project in his own mind, and then drew near the smuggler with a confidential air. "You know, my dear Hatteraick, it is our principal business to get rid of this young man?"
"Umph!" answered Dirk Hatteraick-.