"Hallo!" cried a loud, hoarse voice, directly they had set foot in the passage.
"Don't make such a row," said Sikes, bolting the door. "Show a glim, Toby."
"Aha! my pal," cried the same voice; a glim, Barney, a glim! Show the gentleman in, Barney; and wake up first, if convenient."
The speaker appeared to throw a boot-jack, or some such article, at the person he addressed to rouse him from his slumbers; for the noise of a wooden body falling violently was heard, and then an indistinct muttering as of a man between asleep and awake.
"Do you hear?" cried the same voice. "There's Bill Sikes in the passage with nobody to do the civil to him; and you sleeping