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- noun Plural form of
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It was sometimes suggested that reddlemen were criminals for whose misdeeds other men wrongfully suffered -- that in escaping the law they had not escaped their own consciences, and had taken to the trade as a lifelong penance.
That's only a curious way reddlemen have of going mad for a moment; but they don't hurt anybody.