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At Sea In A Coffin

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It was the French assassin Lupi who escaped to sea from Cayenne iu a coffin. He managed to get some nails, tar and cotton, and one dark night he got into the coffln shed. He selected a fine, stanch and seaworthy coffin, fastened the lid in order to turn it into a deck, leaving a cockpit sufficient to enable him to crawl in. He calked all the joints as well as he could, and when this work was finished he made a pair of paddies out of two planks. Then he brought out his eraf t with great precaution. Without much diflïculty he reached the water's edge. Silently and slowly he proceeded in the hope of reaching either Venezuela or British Guiana, 150 nautical miles distant. Fortunately or unfortunately fer Lupi the steamer Abeillü, returning from the Antilles, olï Paramaribo, picked him up, half drowned and almost in a faiutiug condition, and a few hours later he was in irons iu lus


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