ยฟา 168 vip "Then you were not at Bonnydale?" demanded Christy sharply. "You seem to have a man ready for every vacant position. Who is he?" asked the commodore with a pleasant smile. "I neber spoke noffin but the truf, Massa Ossifer." "Now, captain, will you permit me ask what you do not understand, for I assure you I am profoundly ignorant of the situation which perplexes you. I was ordered to be on board of the Vernon at one o'clock, and I found her under way at eleven. I happened to find a boatman before I left the ferry-boat, who put me on board, or I should have missed my passage. That is simply all I know about the matter."