At four in the morning he took a goods train down to Dundalk, where he found Mr. Townsend.
Upon these a goods train may be run to every farm, and loaded at the gate of the field.
As the two adventurers drew nearer the nature of the goods train became apparent.
It was a goods train, and the trucks were full of sacks, soft sacks covered with coal dust.
My object was to get to Empoli before the Sienna goods train, for I knew nothing of what might be behind me.
Thus he intended to travel by express, leaving his things to follow by goods train!
On I dashed, right in front of the goods train; the yellow light of the engine shone full upon me; death was at hand.
He answered quite coolly, "Guess the express ran into the goods train!"
Instead of one goods train there were three, and, of course, he had no means of finding out which of them was bound for Stettin.
He went on and crashed into a goods train and into the thick of the smash a down express mowed its way.