At some point, my good Dalny, you must have bungled the affair.
"Too fashionable, and very dull," replied Dalny, with a shake of his head.
"Darrin did not see my face until he rose to greet me, when Surigny introduced us," continued Dalny.
And on the following day the small cruiser Boyarin went ashore in Dalny Bay, and became a total wreck.
"We are all desolate that you cannot go with us, Surigny," declared Dalny, also holding out his hand.
She had gone down off Dalny—in shallow water, fortunately—but not until every man had been safely taken out of her.
He was just then on his way back from Port Arthur and Dalny.
Dalny is the hope of the partisans of Russian commerce and progress, while Port Arthur is the pride of the military party.
"We are becoming dull, good friends," laughed Dalny presently, glancing at the others.
"If Darrin overheard our talk, he doubtless reported it to his superior officers," declared Dalny.