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a flaming torch (such as are used in processions at night)

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In the stillness Flambeau shifted his seat sharply--making an isolated and echoing noise-- and threw his elbow over the angle of it.
Anyhow," cried Flambeau impatiently, "he's not a patch on my principal; and I shall go through with it.
Nor me either," replied Flambeau frowning, while the other went on eating fish with an air of entire resignation.
cried Flambeau, with an incredulity quite frightful-- "apologize?
But there was always one flash when the foolish mask fell, and the wise mask fitted itself in its place; and Flambeau, who knew his friend, knew that his friend had suddenly understood.
But to whomever he talked, Valentin kept his eye open for someone else; he looked out steadily for anyone, rich or poor, male or female, who was well up to six feet; for Flambeau was four inches above it.
Flambeau had been missed at Harwich; and if he was in London at all, he might be anything from a tall tramp on Wimbledon Common to a tall toast-master at the Hotel Metropole.
He remembered how Flambeau had escaped, once by a pair of nail scissors, and once by a house on fire; once by having to pay for an unstamped letter, and once by getting people to look through a telescope at a comet that might destroy the world.
Now there was nothing wonderful about the fact that what Valentin had found out Flambeau had also found out; Flambeau found out everything.
Here, pretending to scrutinize the king more closely, he held the flambeau to the flaxen coat which enveloped him, and which instantly burst into a sheet of vivid flame.