[Also published as Never-Fail Blake.] Note: the scanned copy had two Chapter 5 (V). The second has been renamed 5a, in the "Contents," for convenience.
For Blake did not intend to give up the trail. He could no more surrender his quarry than the python's head, having once closed on the rabbit, could release its meal. With Blake, every instinct sloped inward, just as every python-fang sloped backward. The actual reason for the chase was no longer clear to his own vision. It was something no longer to be reckoned with. The only thing that counted was the fact that he had decided to "get" Binhart, that he was the pursuer and Binhart was the fugitive. It had long since resolved itself into a personal issue between him and his enemy.
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