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r lingering. Bessie and Robert often took the longer way home by Ellenwhorne—he would not leave her now till they were at her cottage door, and often he would run home hare-footed from Eggs Hole, afra

d be as sturdy."How is she?" he asked Mrs. Backfield."She slept a bit this afternoon. I took her a cup of tea at five, but I think the heat tries her.""I'll go up and see her soon as I've finished—Har Naomi! A sudden wild pang smote through his heart for the mother of his children."Do something for her! you can—you must.""I'm going over to Gablehook now, but I'll call in on the way back. I'm afrai pt平台大全 self. No one took any notice of him, for the children had been brought up to look upon Uncle Harry as a sort of animal, to whom one must be kind, but with whom it was impossible to hold any rational c

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and Odiam's the biggest farm in Sussex, before you ask fur wages."Up till then Robert had never troubled much about money. He did not want to buy books like Albert and Richard, neither did he care for that the theft had been discovered. The Squire would be sure to remember his pocket-book and where he had put it. However, time passed and nothing happened. It was possible that young Bardon had not rt's pocket.The act was not really so revolutionary as might at[Pg 157] first appear, for up to the very steps of the Manor he kept on telling himself that he would put it back. But somehow he did not 寘橭爊枡桄灞恷槭灒洽桄夑椐柣獤嬱榷楔潪扏柈憩檝搴欂斣妁恷唪桅婟杵枵唌峑梴岎捓熤嫌愵,s. Richard gazed at her, half fascinated, and mumbled lamely—"you're welcome, ma'am."She suddenly caught sight of his Latin grammar."That's a strange thing to see in a shepherd's hand."He felt encoura

eir pale silly eyes, their rough, tic-ridden fleeces, their scared repulsiveness after the dipping, their bewildered nakedness after the shearing, had filled him either with amusement or disgust; but


at with her apple pie, and when some other wag had pulled away Ern Ticehurst's chair from under him...."Thank you, sir—thank you kindly."The invitation had been given, and the choristers were crowding t the Cocks. I said to him as I wur sartain as one of those lousy Workman's Institute lads of his had done it. That's wot comes of trying to help labourers and cowmen and such—there's naun lik helping s not equal to Reuben's demands; after fourteen years' hard labour, she suffered from rheumatism, which though seldom acute, was inclined to make her stiff and slow. It was here that Caro and Tilly ca

ather's looks, realised how utterly he had beaten his sons in their young men's game before cracked mirrors, showing up completely the failure of their waistcoats, ties, and hair oils in comparison wi had not been weak with them, and not been cruel—yet only Pete was at all satisfactory. However, he was not the man to sit down and despair before his obstacles. He made the best of things as they were eased, whereas he, Robert, who loved truly and wanted to marry his love, should not have a penny towards his desires? This was the first question he had ever asked of life, and its effect was to upset n ahead.Chapter 14Thursday broke clear and windy—little curls of cloud flew high against spreads of watery blue, and the wind raced over Boarzell, smelling of wet furrows. As usual[Pg 163] everyone at

boy's head, and spades and spuds were for Richard's hands, not books."I'm going to m?ake a farmer of un, your reverence.""But he says he doesn't want to be a farmer.""That's why I've got to m?ake un relye!"Then came the shearing, that queen of feasts. The local band of shearers called at Odiam for the first time, and were given an inaugural welcome. Richard sulked at the honour paid him as shephe could not trust the other boys, so he did not offer much objection.Pete had once given a shilling to Richard, who had bought with it a second-hand Latin grammar, which he kept carefully hidden under h he watched it bow and ripple before the little breeze that stole over the hedges from Tiffenden. He drank in the scent of the baking awns, the heat of the sun-cracked earth. It was all dear to him—al scovering this, had gone[Pg 129] over at once to the parsonage, and with all the respect due to a Minister of the Established Church, had informed Mr. Munk that he didn't want no nonsense put into his

r so of the Moor themselves, just to spite him. However, money was too precious to throw away even on such an object, especially as everyone felt sure that Backfield would sooner or later "bust himsel

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