6.温馨提示:很多中介和骗子以本公司名义招聘！为避免应聘人不蒙受损失，请直接与高总联系预约！前来本公司现场面试！特此声明夜场女孩[可兼职]As Buck1 appeared in the doorway2, blinking a little at the lamp-light, the five card-players stared at him in astonishment3.
“Where the devil have you been?” inquired Kreeger, surprised out of his accustomed taciturnity.
“I thought yuh was asleep,” added Peters, casting a bewildered glance at the shadowy bunk4.
Buck, who had scarcely hoped his little stratagem5 would succeed so well, refrained with difficulty from showing the pleasure he felt.
“So I have,” he drawled.
“But I thought yuh was in yore bunk,” commented McCabe, his light-blue eyes narrowing slightly.
“No, I was outside,” explained Stratton carelessly. “It was too hot in here, so I went out and sat down by the creek6. I must have dropped off pretty soon, and when I came to it was dark.”
As he spoke7 he glanced casually8 at Tex Lynch, and despite himself a little shiver flickered9 on his spine10. The foreman, who had not spoken, sat motionless on the further side of the table regarding Stratton steadily11. His lids drooped12 slightly and his face was almost expressionless. But in spite of that Buck got a momentary13 impression of baffled fury and a deadly, murderous hate, the more startling because of its very repression14. Coupling it with what he knew or suspected of the man, Stratton felt there was some excuse for that momentary mental shrinking.
“He’d as soon put me out of the way as shoot a coyote,” he said to himself, as he walked over to his bunk. “All he wants is a chance to do it without getting caught.”