"Thirty-five!-- thirty-six!-- thirty-seven!-- thirty-eight
!-- thirty-nine!-- forty!
The room above it, in which the Baron had slept, took its place on the hotel-register as Number Thirty-Eight
. With the ornaments on the walls and ceilings cleaned and brightened up, and with the heavy old-fashioned beds, chairs, and tables replaced by bright, pretty, and luxurious modern furniture, these two promised to be at once the most attractive and the most comfortable bedchambers in the hotel.
The distance between Suez and Aden is precisely thirteen hundred and ten miles, and the regulations of the company allow the steamers one hundred and thirty-eight
hours in which to traverse it.
But most astonishing was the quantity of ammunition-cartridges for Lee-Metfords, for Winchesters and Marlins, for revolvers from thirty-two calibre to forty-five, shot- gun cartridges, Joan's two boxes of thirty-eight
, cartridges of prodigious bore for the ancient Sniders of Malaita, flasks of black powder, sticks of dynamite, yards of fuse, and boxes of detonators.
The Lion's Head was thirty-eight
hundred and thirty-five feet.
Fifteen hundred prisoners and thirty-eight
guns were taken on the spot, besides standards and