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He must remain ashore, to be up betimes in the morning, so that he may be early at the office of the ship-agent.
It is of the ship-agent whose card Crozier left with him, and which he has thrust into his coat-pocket.
Leaving his boat at the pier, he first goes to the office of the ship-agent, and delivers the message entrusted to him.
So thinks Don Gregorio, the ship-agent agreeing with him.
This in English; but, remembering that the ship-agent is a Spaniard, he follows his first hail with another in the Spanish tongue, adding the usual formulary: